Or it should be. According to Mrs H it would take a fortnight for me to get over her. Well the two weeks were up yesterday and quite possibly, for the first time since she said yes to marrying me, Linda made a mistake.
Because every day is worse than the one before. I know she thought she was doing a good thing when she made me promise not to join her but I regret that promise every minute of the day.
A couple of people have asked about the music Linda chose for her funeral so here we go. About a week after she went into the hospice they’d managed to get the inflammation of the brain under control. She was feeling so much better and she asked me to put the radio on for her. The television just annoyed her but she got some pleasure from music over the last few weeks of her life.
Anyway the first song came on and it was straight into;
“I’ll sing it one last time for you
Then we really have to go
You’ve been the only thing that’s right
In all I’ve done.”
She was in tears instantly. And she said “that’s what I want playing when I arrive in the chapel”. And it did. Then she started talking about a song to play as I left. It was actually my idea but she lit up at the thought. See, I’m not a smiler. Never have been. It’s quite rare for those muscles to get any use. But Linda said the only time I was guaranteed to smile was when she walked in the room. Apparently, in twenty five years I never once failed to smile when I saw her. So that was song number two.
“Make me happy through the years never bring me any tears
Let your arms be as warm as the sun from up above.”
And here they are;
Leona Lewis – Run
Willie Nelson – Bring Me Sunshine