Monday, September 23, 2013

Gary's Fall

“Time remorselessly rambles down the corridors and streets of our lives. but it is not until autumn that most of us become aware that our tickets are stamped with a terminal destination.” 

~~Author, Joe L. Wheeler

Gary Adams ~ Devoted Husband, Father, Friend.
Fall is in the air.  But this is no ordinary Fall.  This is Gary's Fall.  All around us people are welcoming Fall and celebrating Autumn, way too early in my opinion, with pumpkin spiced lattes, apple crisps, and spicy vanilla candles.  Every time I see or hear someone getting too excited for Fall I want to scream.  I want to scream for them to stop rushing through the hours, days, seasons.  I want to scream for them to hold onto the lazy, hot, days of summer.  I want to scream for Gary.  For Gary's Fall.  

Gary with his wife, Teresa, their children, & grandchildren

Gary won't see another Autumn.  He fought the fight, he waged the war, he is losing his battle.   Gary's summer flew by in a haze.   His family celebrated his birthday, his life, his love of family & friends.  They knew what Fall would bring. 

Gary will fall from cancer.  Gary will not fall from grace.  He will fall from fatigue, illness, and weakness.  He will not fall from family, love, and hope.  He will not fall alone.  

Gary's faithful wife, Teresa, never leaving his side during his battle

Teresa & Gary Adams on their anniversary 2011

This is Gary's Fall.  This year will ALWAYS be Gary's Fall.  His season to soar.  


  1. Your words are very heartfelt. I do not know you, but I have a relative that knows you, so I have seen a bit of your struggles through my kin.
    Your words have brought me to tears. I cannot imagine the strength you have endured. I just wanted you to know that you have touched people's hearts whom you did not know. And have gotten tons of prayers and positive thoughts through this time.
    I do believe death is another whole beginning, it is very sad for us because we lose our loves. While we have to stay here in this life and keep trudging on, our loved ones have moved on to much bigger and better things.
    I ran across a quote the other day, I figured I would share:

    "Death is nothing more than a withdrawal of consciousness. And though our limited senses do not make it seem so, the loved ones who have experienced a physical death are closer to you in death then they even were in life. Because for them, there is no distance, space or time"
    'Teal Scott'

    I wish you and your family the best, I will continue my prayers, may you have a blessed life ahead of you.
    And I thank you for being a tremendous inspiration for so many people out there.

    1. Thank you for your kind words, for reading this entry, and for supporting those going through this. I appreciate the quote by Teal Scott.