Sharing the Story of Another

Aaron’s Michelle

About a week ago I received a message from Aaron. Aaron also lost his wife to cancer and her name was Michelle was well. Turns out, Michelle liked to call him a dork, just like my Michelle and I called each other dorks. Their song was Unchained Melody, just as our song was. Aaron shared a letter that he wrote. It is his perspective on what his wife would say to him right now if she could.

Here is the letter:

To My Husband,

I love you.

I love you more than you ever will know. It is because of my love for you that things are the way they are. I know that doesn’t make sense but I’m able to see things from a perspective that you are not able. I never thought this would be the way things would turn out. Neither one of us expected that I would be called home. We thought that we were being faithful in believing that I would be healed and that everything would be fine. I now know, and NEED you to know, that we were faithful, faithful unto death. Our faith was not in vain. It did count. It laid up treasures in Heaven for the both of us to share. Just before I passed, Jesus appeared to me and showed me two visions. One vision was that I came back to you and we lived the rest of our lives the way we always had. A life together that we both thought was enough, and it would have been. The other vision was just of you. You were different, though. You had a strength and courage in you that I had never seen before. You were so full of love and compassion that it overflowed. You had such a brilliant glow around you that it consumed everyone and everything. I asked Jesus to tell me what caused such a change in you. He told me it was because of me. I didn’t understand at first but He said that if I chose to stay with Him that this will be the person that you would become. I asked about the glow. He said that the glow was Him shining through you. Everything that I was seeing in you was because of the trials and tribulations that you would go through. That you would become completely dependent on Him. Easily used, without fear or hesitation. That you would accomplish great things for His kingdom. I started to cry. I didn’t want to break your heart or cause you any pain, but If you could only see what I was seeing. I’ve always wanted the best for us, for you. I made the hardest decision I would ever have to make. I chose to stay. Not because I didn’t love you enough to come back, but because I loved you too much to stay. I’ve always told you that you were special to God. You have no idea how much. God has so much He wants to do through you. I know you miss me. I miss you, too, but I am with you. I see you every day. I see you becoming the person that I saw in my vision and I am so proud that you are my husband. Even though you won’t see me again until you join me, I will continue to send you signs that let you know that I am there. Like when you suddenly have a feeling to turn the radio on and our song will be playing or when you just happen to look at the time at exactly 7:11. Our anniversary. I know that these times will be hard for you. Our separation is only temporary. Live. Enjoy life. Enjoy our girls. Always remember, I see your every smile and I smile with you. I laugh every time that you laugh. I am there.

I will always be there.

Love Eternally, Your Wife.

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