"A portion of your soul has been
entwined with mine
A gentle kind of togetherness, while
separately we stand.
As two trees deeply rooted in
separate plots of ground,
While their topmost branches
come together,
Forming a miracle of lace
against the heavens."

Baby, I have just been so thankful for your soul lately and all it has given me.  In the times where I have needed you the most, you have been here.  On the days, I just want to quit, you have gently reminded me that you are here.  I miss you so much, but in my soul you always stay.  You have found a way to reach into my heart and have kept me going strong and full of love and life.  And without you physically here, that in itself is a miracle. 
Together forever we will stand, and our souls will never part.

I am so in love with you.  You are my best-friend, my soul-mate, my heart.

I love you more and more with each setting sun, and I know you are with me always. 

Love, Your Wifey


Peikkotyttö Hanna said...

I read your story on the bodyrock.tv site. I was crying... but still... You are together, forever and after. :') Soon you will see him again... Life here on the earth is short, but then you have throughout eternity with him. Just keep believing. ♥

Blessings for your days! ♥

ReAnna Dunn said...

I too read your story on Bodyrock.TV and then had to visit this blog. I cannot say how sorry I am for your pain, and how inspired I am that you are going on--in memroy--with your life. My family has lost members to military service, and I've always wondered what I could do to help women and families--like you--who have made the ultimate sacrifice for this country. If you have any suggestions, I'd love to hear about them. Thank you to your husband for what he gave for me and my family, and thank you to YOU for what you have endured because of it.
Thoughts and prayers are with you.

Carrie said...

I'm smiling for you today. We all need someone to do it for us sometimes.

Celestial said...

I also ready your story at bodyrock.tv, I am still speechless, your courage is immense... you deserve only admiration. I couldn't help but read through all of your blog. Your love for Frankie is so beautiful and real. Thank you for sharing your story, and thank you for everything your husband did for peace in this world, and of course thank YOU.....My prayers are with you...


Anonymous said...

Hi Brooke,
I read your story on bodyrock.tv and just went through your blog.
You're the bravest, strongest and most inspiring woman that I've, well, not met but heard of.

If feels wrong to cry reading your entries as I can't even remotely understand what it feels like losing the person you love the most.

I'd better not try to explain my thoughts on god, heaven and religion (as it would probably take too long), but I can say that I'm not a person who hasn't any doubts when it comes to those things.

Anyway, your story, the way you handle your situation, the way you cherish your love everyday made me believe in heaven.

I hope that doesn't sound too corny or anything.
(and please excuse my bad English)

Stay strong. Love from Germany,
Denise xxxxx

Amanda said...

I also found yoy on bodyrock.tv. This is the most amazing and sad story I have taken part of... That seems sooo not fair that YOU two had to go through this, you seem like Romeo and Julia, and you are supposed to live happy ever after.. You seemed so in love with each other, that is AMAZING!! You seem like youhave a true and deep belief on God and Jesus, and well, I think that God sometimes give some people this gift that you have together with your brave husband. I have no words actually, but I want to be able to feel exactly what you feel, I know that sounds strange but your deep love towards each other is different and rare. No words to say... Just that hopefully the life after this will give us all that we dream of..... LOVE Amanda

Simply Brookes: said...

just stumbled upon your blog. i've been here not 5 minutes and the tears are already streaming. i too am a navy wife. i am humbled by your courage, bravery and love for your husband. i have no words. thank you for blogging.
like i said, humbled.
i am now a follower. you are amazing.

Lloyd said...

Ironically, this nearly 60-year-old man found you via BodyRock.tv as well. I've been trying to do the workouts for a few weeks now, and even though it's hard, I've been enjoying it very much. Today I saw the excerpt of your story on the sidebar. I've never even looked at the before/after stories or pictures before, but for some reason, I did read yours. My heart was touched. I read your blog (nearly every word), and shared it with my wife. We both read several of your entries with tears streaming down our faces.

I think now I know why I found BodyRock. I have lots of ways to work out... my wife and I are 19-time Ironman finishers. But I've stuck with this, and your story is the payoff. I'm a former Marine. My war was nearly 40 years ago, in a very different part of the world. I came back, 18 of my platoon-mates did not. I've been blessed with a family, and a life here that, while it's had ups and downs, has been wonderful overall. I think of my lost friends often. They are not gone, they have merely moved on. Their mission calls, I like to think.

Your Frankie got a call too. And I suspect though it was hard for him to leave you (for now), he, in that calling, as in life, did not hesitate to accept.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Frankie tonight. But I kind of suspect you're both alright regardless. And I thank you for sharing with and strengthening us by your example... both of your examples.