This is a blog post I've had saved in my drafts for a while because I didn't really know what to say about it, I just knew how it made me feel.
A few months ago I read an article about Celine Dion's husband who was dying from throat cancer. In the article, Celine detailed his illness and what was to come in his final days, but what struck me most was what he told her before he died: "Rene says to me, 'I want to die in your arms.'"
This brought tears to my eyes then, and still does today, because reading that made me not only empathize for her, but it made me think hard about true love.
It made me realize true love is more than saying "I love you," it's recognizing you can't live without someone, and feeling heartbreak over the thought of not having that person wake up beside you, or laugh over the same stupid joke someday.
Watching your soul mate die in your arms has to be the biggest challenge life can hand you. Celine's a rock.