After his wife dies, her husband posts her touching farewell message on the internet…

Heather McManamy is writing to you from the other side of the globe. This loving mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013. She died recently at the age of 36. But first, she gave a letter to her husband Jeff, who was supposed to (and did) post it on her Facebook page.

Heather asks that others tell her daughter about her love from beyond the veil (and possibly exaggerate stories about her coolness). Most importantly, Heather inspires us to make the most of each day and to make the most of life’s brief journey.

Good day, everyone!
On behalf of the love of my life, I’m publishing this. This is what she said. Many blessings to you all.
– McManamy, Jeff
I have both good and bad news for you. The bad news is that I’m obviously no longer alive. If you’re reading this, the good news is that you’re not one of them (unless they have wifi in the afterlife).

Yes, this is a problem. It hurts beyond words, but I’m just grateful I had such a wonderful life filled with love, joy, and incredible friends. I am fortunate enough to have no regrets and to have used every ounce of energy I possessed to live life to the fullest. I adore you all and am grateful for this incredible life.

I’m delighted you have a religion that brings you comfort. Please remember that we are not religious. Please do not inform Brianna that I have died and gone to heaven. In her view, this implies that I chose to be somewhere else and abandoned her.

In reality, I did all in my power to be here with her because there is nowhere else I’d rather be than with her and Jeff. Please don’t confuse her by allowing her to believe something she doesn’t believe. After all, I’m not in heaven. I’ve made it.

But not in the horrible flesh that had turned on me. My energy, love, laughter, and wonderful moments are all with you. Please don’t think about me with sympathy or sorrow. Smile, knowing that we had a fantastic time together and that the event will be remembered fondly. I hate making people weep.

I enjoy making people laugh and smile more than anything else, so instead of focusing on my narrative’s mournful Terms of Endearment ending, chuckle at the memories we created and the fun we had. Please tell Brianna stories that will make her realize how much I appreciate her and how proud I am of her (while making me sound way cooler than I am). Because nothing brings me more joy than being her mommy. Nothing. Every moment with her provided me with delight that I could not have predicted before she came into our life.

Also, don’t bring up the fact that I died of cancer. Because, while cancer took away practically everything, it did not take away my love, hope, or pleasure. It wasn’t a «war,» but rather life, which may be brutally unpredictable and unfair at times, and that’s just the way it is. I didn’t lose, thank God. I consider the way I dealt with cancer for years to be a great victory. Please remember that.

Most importantly, I had the extraordinary privilege of spending nearly a decade with Jeff, my life partner and best friend. True love and soulmates are real things. Every day was full of laughter and excitement with Jeff by my side. Without a question, he is the best husband on the earth. He never wavered even when so many others wanted to escape because of my sickness. Even on the darkest of days, we found a way to laugh together. I love him more than life itself, and I truly believe that such love may last a lifetime.

Time is the most valuable commodity in the world, and I consider myself extremely fortunate to have spent so much of my life with Jeff. I adore you, Jeff. Brianna’s awesomeness, in my opinion, is the manifestation of our love, which is really amazing. Having to say goodbye utterly breaks my heart. It breaks my heart all over again if you’re as upset as I am since the last thing I want to do is make you sad.

I hope that as time passes, you remember me and smile and laugh, because we had such a wonderful life together. Googling Physicist’s Eulogy will discover that it is a scientific fact that I will always remain in some way with you both. I’m sure I’ll be there (in the least creepy way imaginable) if you just stop and look hard enough. You are my entire universe, and I cherish every moment we have spent together.

Friends, I adore you all and am grateful for the most incredible life I’ve ever known. Thank you also to all of my excellent doctors and nurses who have taken such good care of me. Without a doubt, my staff did everything necessary to make my day as joyful as possible. I wish every one of my friends a long and healthy life, and I hope you enjoy each day as much as I did. If you attend my funeral, please rack up a bar tab that would make me proud.

Play «Keg on My Coffin» on the stereo and dance on the bar for me (there should be a dance party at some point). Celebrate life’s beauty with a crazy party, because you know that’s what I want, and I believe I’ll be there in some bizarre way (you know how much I despise missing out on fun).

I’m excited to haunt all of you, so this is more of a see you later than a goodbye. Please do me a favor and take a few minutes each day to appreciate the delicate adventure that is this insane existence. Never forget that every day is important.

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