Transition

Hello to All

This is Bruce’s wife Lita writing. It is with a heavy heart that I write what may be the final post on this Blog. In May Bruce began to lose the ability to swallow, and shortly there after the ability to be understood. His face had begun fasiculating, and the light began to go from him. He had given in to the disease that was rapidly taking everything from him. We has hoped that ALS would leave his face, throat and tongue alone, but it wasn’t to be. He indicated to me on June 8 that he wanted to talk to the kids and close family about the situation and the choice he had made. I was able to get everyone together on Fathers Day. He made his wish to transition known publicly at this point. I had known for some time but did not want to say anything until the 3 kids knew. I promised to do exactly as he asked. On June 20, 2014, Bruce made the crossing at my hands under the guidance of Hospice, as I took him off life support which he had been on since last August. He was comfortable and looking in my eyes as I massaged his face and head. He passed with dignity, clarity and as he wished. We  spent many hours talking and sharing memories in the 14 months prior to this time. We were best friends, co-workers, partners, lovers, husband and wife, parents and buddies. We always will be.

Thank you to everyone for their prayers, love and support during this difficult time. Bruce was a great husband, father, son, brother, friend, mentor and teacher. He will be missed by all.

Bee Awesome, he is!

One thought on “Transition

  1. My Dear Lita, So very, very sorry. I have never, nor expect to ever in the future, see anybody that faced this horrible illness with such dignity and bravery as Bruce did. That includes you too, Lita. I didn’t comment often, but had you both in the back of my mind. I checked in on this site frequently. The Oak Tree in my front yard is a tribute to Bruce. Almost my entire family has taken the ALS Ice Bucket challenge. I said in lieu of that, I will make a donation to The ALS Foundation, which I promise I will do. Thank you for keeping us informed.
    Sincerely,
    Jeannette

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