In life we are granted few chances to love with all that we are. But in June of 2002 I was lucky enough to find love that made me forget all the pain I had ever felt, but in the in I felt much more pain. I met my one true love over coffee, I know it seems so funny to say that however its true.I loved this man with all that I am. I would never had thougt to find love this great but Tom was the greatest man I had ever had the chance to love. I was working as a cashier in a lonely gas station working 3rd shift, and one morning I had been working and fighting with my ex who thought it was fun to make me cry. It was around 5am when I met Tom for the first time. He was a very nice looking older man, he had a kindness about him and the most beautiful green eyes I had ever seen. He asked me how the coffe was and I told him that it wasnt' great. So he left and I thought I would never see him again. But everyday from that moment on he seemed to show up. In early September he came in and looked at me and said "well sweetie it sure has been fun". I looked at him as if he were a crazed man released from the mental ward. He later explained that he was moving. So I took that as goodbye.
Within 20 minutes of him leaving the store he called and asked me for my number. I gladly and willingly gave him my number and he gave me his. I kind of blew it all off until that afternoon when I had come home from work and was relaxing and playing with my neice Trisha and he called. He had told me that he would like to get to know me better. He asked me how old I was and was shocked when I told him I was 23, he said "I maybe to old for you" I asked him how old he was, he was about 13 years older than me. But I was willing to give it a shot, not many relationships worked out for me maybe this one would. So I gave him a chance.
I am so glad that I did because we were together for 5 great months. Sure we had our fights but any man who calls a girls mom and cries and tells her he dont' want to lose you. Well girl he loves you. It's one thing to tell you, but its another to tell your mom. So i loved him with all that I am.
Well the love we shared those short few months will have to last me a lifetime because on January 29, 2003 I got the call that shattered my life. I was told Tom had fallen at work and was being rushed to the hospital. I ran out the door and straight to the hospital. When I got to the hospital I sat for hours before I was allowed to see him. All I was told was he was on medication, I did not expect to see him lying there head the size of a basketball, and his eyes blacked as the night sky. I had been in contact with his children, and they soon came to the hospital, and they were as horrified as I was. The doctor told us he had little chance of living. For the next 8 days I held my loves had praying that he would be okay, and in the end he lost the fight of his life. And for over 2 years I have loved my angel from here. Taking all the strength I have to be strong. I miss him so much but I am glad he loved me while he was here.
Submitted by Natasha
In life we are granted few chances to love with all that we are. But in June of 2002 I was lucky enough to find love that made me forget all the pain I had ever felt, but in the in I felt much more pain. I met my one true love over...