I created an award in my husband’s name at the local college. Tonight was awards night. I was the presenter of the award.
Last year as I sat through the awards ceremony, there were many new memorial awards. Having lost Mark just weeks prior, I was in tears the whole time and in awe of the family members who were able to stand in front of hundreds of people (despite crying) and express their love and honour of presenting in memoriam.
This year, it was my turn. I tried writing a speech last week and kept breaking into tears. Finally, I managed to get it together on Sunday eve while simply laying in bed. …Writing was hard enough… And the next step was presenting?! How in the world…!!
As expected, it was rough getting started when on the stage… I stammered and took a few moments before I was able to speak. Thank goodness I had my speech prepared so I could simply focus on reading. With many compliments after, I was told it was the perfect combination of love, tears, and humour; what a relief!
It was incredible to get to speak of Mark to so many people and ‘introduce’ them per se. …to speak of his passion and what an incredible man he will always be. …such an honour to be his wife and be loved by him.
I hope you felt truly honoured tonight, my Love…