The Faithfully Departing

By Dawn Goldsmith

The only thing I ever asked from my husband is that he never leave me.

Through 35 years of marriage he has honored my request. We have spent more of our lives together than apart.

On a peaceful October Sunday we sat in our family room. A football game blared on the television, and no nasty chores clamored for attention. Derrol and I sank into our chairs, feeling the first pleasure that comes from letting go and sinking into the overstuffed hug of pure comfort. It was our 35th wedding anniversary.…

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