Mark was a man nobody can replace… at least not in my heart. We’ve been
married for 20 years. Yes, those 12 years were not all that happy. What we had
was not a perfect marriage but as people say… Mark and I were perfect for
each other and we were! With our union, we gave life to five beautiful children.
Mark was a disciplinarian. He was strict but not stiff and he loved our
kids so much. Our kids loved him tremendously because Mark never feared
showing his emotions towards them, towards me or to just about anyone he loved.
He was indeed affectionate and was not a man of few words at all! Mark had
lots to say for just about anything. Anyone who ever had the chance to talk to
him would say, he indeed had lots of things in his mind. I guess you can say
Mark was “opinionated”.
I still remember one conversation I had with him. We were talking about our
kids. About how we wanted to see all of them grow up. He had lots of dreams for
them. Back then, we only had two children, Sarah and Paul. Mark
was a proud father. He was the type of father who would flaunt his kids to his
friends and his friends loved our kids too of course. Mark dreamt big. He
wanted our kids to grow up wise, God fearing, respectful and successful people. I am proud to say, Mark
achieved that. We brought up five wonderful children. We now have doctors,
engineers and a lawyer in the family. How lucky are we? I know Mark will
flaunt about our children with everyone in heaven. In fact, I am sure of that.
Mark lived his life the best way he could. He never had enemies nor did he
step on anyone. Mark was well loved and I guess seeing everyone here right
now, having this big a crowd on his funeral only proves that indeed Mark
was and is well loved. How could he not be? He was such a kind soul. The type of
person you can’t get enough of. Well, at least I think of him that way. I
married him, didn’t I? If I could live all over again and would go back to the
time when Mark asked me to marry him, even for a million times all over I
would still say yes! Marrying him was the best decision I ever made in my life
and I would not change that even if I have the chance to do so… not even for a
handsome prince charming. That’s how much I love my husband… That’s how much I
will keep on loving him.
Mark is in heaven now. He’s with his parents, brothers and other friends
now. I’m sure he is happy there because in heaven there is peace. Mark had
no unfinished business here and he was ready when God took him to be with Him in
His kingdom. We were all prepared when that day came. We all were able to say
our goodbyes and somehow, letting him go was not so painful knowing that he was
at peace and he was happy on the day he died.
Mark, I know we will see each other again. I would feel your warm embrace
again and our souls will unite for an eternity together in heaven. In the
meantime, please do guide us as we live our life here on earth. Do watch over
our kids and do protect them from harm. Mark, you will always be
remembered and you will always live in our hearts for as long as we live. I love
you so much.