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luz del lago
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Tomorrow would have been our 30th anniversary. Tonight I was listening to Garth Brooks, The Dance, a song Dennis and I often danced to. I always felt it was a soulful song, but now I really know and feel the meaning of the lyrics.

The Dance
sung by Garth Brooks

Looking back on the memory of
The dance we shared 'neath the stars alone
For a moment all the world was right
How could I have known that you'd ever say goodbye

And now I'm glad I didn't know
The way it all would end the way it all would go
Our lives are better left to chance I could have missed the pain
But I'd have had to miss the dance

Holding you I held everything
For a moment wasn't I a king
But if I'd only known how the king would fall
Hey who's to say you know I might have changed it all

And now I'm glad I didn't know
The way it all would end the way it all would go
Our lives are better left to chance I could have missed the pain
But I'd have had to miss the dance

Yes my life is better left to chance
I could have missed the pain but I'd have had to miss the dance

I will celebrate the gift of all the years we " danced" together! And I will dance!

Lucy

neverquit
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Joined: Oct 2010

Lucy, may you dance today and feel the love you and Dennis shared for all of those years. And I have a feeling Dennis will be there dancing with you. Hugs!

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debbieg5
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Joined: Nov 2010

Lucy, I hope you make it through the anniversary OK.
that is a beautiful song. Have you ever seen the video for it? It shows a lot of famous couples where one of them have died.
Stay strong.
Debbie

3Mana
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Joined: Aug 2010

Lucy,
I'm sitting here with tears running down my face. Tomorrow would've been our 47th anniversary and I miss Tom so darn much. I guess I never listened close to the words of this song, and it's beautiful isn't it?
I'm also very sad because Tom's niece died today of Pancreatic Cancer. She had been fighting this for a year and a half and was only 50 years old. She was the sweetest person and Tom was her Godfather. She had home hospice care at her son's house for a few months and just went into a hospice on saturday. I just hope I can make it through her funeral.
Just had to talk to someone, cause I'm crying so hard I can't even call my kids.
Cancer sucks!!! Thanks for listening.
We'll make it through this Lucy, we have no other choice. Be strong!! "Carole"

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luz del lago
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Joined: Jul 2010

I had a few moments when I thought I might cry today. But I suppose the 2 good showers of tears that poured the night before did a lot of good! Today I tried to focus on all of the joys that my love and I were blessed to have experienced. For the most part, and thanks to family and friends, it was a good day. I have to be honest with you all, one of the moments I caught myself thinking that at such and such time we would have been doing this or that. He had already made reservations at this lovely cabin in the Hill Country for us, something I had had to cancel days after his passing.

Thank you all for letting me share my thoughts and feelings with you, and for giving me such warmth and care.

Peace to you all,

Lucy

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