Awhile back Larry had this package on the table. He told me to open it. I opened it and I couldn't believe the beautiful Dentalium shell earrings that were inside with a matching beaded necklace. I asked him what those were for? He said "someone sent them to you because you are my wife". He said "some lady read my book and she sent these to you. " So Thank You Michelle Robinson!! I didn't get the opportunity before because Larry misplaced your e-mail in his tons of mail he would get. I wore them to work one day and everyone commented on how beautiful they were. I told the story about how they came in to my possession. They were all impressed that my Husband could move someone in that way to honor his wife.
In his book he makes me sound like this big savior. It worked both ways. I wanted a companion who was respectful and who treated me nice. I got that many times over with him. He was so easy to fall in love with. Lately I have been getting comments on how strong I have been through all this. They don't see the tears I shed or how I curl up in a fetal position at night. And I know it is all in pity for myself. When I think about how sick he was and how he suffered I am relieved he no longer has to go through all that. I know his mother came to get him. And I know he died loving me. I find little notes around the house that he has written. My sister Deedee said he loved me the same way as he did as when we first were together. And that many people in life don't even have that once in their lives. So my title in Ojibwe means Thank you for this life!!