I don't know Charlie, I'm too new at this, and now it seems I've missed the boat. All I know is that when I posted my first blog he complimented it. So in that respect, he touched my life. Reading his last blog it seems he has regrets about some aspects of his life, yet he bought joy to his partner the day he married her and despite all life's ups and downs, they remain committed - I'd say that was one for the success side Charlie!
I'm an atheist Charlie, but if there is something beyond this, then I should like to think of it like this:-
One day you'll be together again, when your Lady's trail through the forest that we call life ends in the clearing, as it must for us all, then she will walk aloft soft grass. Through the trees the sunlight will dapple, warm breezes will carry the chatter and laughter of the assembled. All those friends and relatives who have gone before ,no pain or defect now mars them. As she crosses to join them, some will reach out and smile, others will kiss her cheek and smile warmly, then grin and nod deeper into the throng. In the center of the group she will catch a glimpse of a familiar face, seated upon a bench, close to the BBQ and beer, no weight or addiction problems here! You will look up and see her, she sees the smile and steps forward into you're arms - "Hello you old fart!" she says grinning - "Hello you old bitch!" say you grinning back! Together you seat yourselves and watch as the assembled talk and laugh ... for a very, very long time!
I don't know if there is a heaven Charlie, but if there is - this might just be it .... LHB
I can't get onto Charlies blog for some reason, so if anyone knows how to let him know this is here for him, or get it to him. Please help ... LHB