Os always said:" I'll win the tournament, and the rest is up to you". Therefore, Queen he made me, and Queen I shall remain to honor his name. To do otherwise would not be a fitting testament to the man who was my hero, my best friend, my love and my life.
Though the world is timeless, our time is measured, and that makes the gift of time given to each other all that much more precious. The Cox family and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the gifts of your time. We apologize for having to do this electronically, but there are just so many people to thank, that we'd never get it done otherwise.
The support (both financial and most importantly, moral) we have received over the past week, although somewhat blurry in my mind, has helped us all to cope.
Our families are bolstered by your encouragement and kind sentiments, and want you to know how much that means to us and will continue to mean to us in the future.
One more thing.
It had taken me all my life to find someone I loved, who loved me back. Unconditionally.Protectively. Companionably. Freely. Joyfully. We had something in 7 years that many people do not find in a lifetime, and I am so grateful and strengthened by this love that it makes this almost bearable. I dare say that all of our family and friends feel likewise.
I will grieve for the rest of my life, but I will also laugh, and remember. Make time for yourselves and each other. Celebrate love. Celebrate life.
PS- I would consider it a personal favor if people disseminated this note to as many SCA Kingdom mailing lists as possible, as the support is world-wide (literally) and I don't have all the return addresses.