Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Andrew David Woody, Sr.

4-11-64 - 7-07-11

It has been nearly a year since my last post. And what a year it has been...especially the last 6 wks of my life.

On July 7th, my boyfriend, Andy, died unexpectedly in his sleep and was found by his son that morning as he went to get him up for work. Andy was only 47. He suffered from sleep apnea and had a heart condition called Atrial Fibriluation (A-fib as it is more commonly known). It is unknown at this time what the cause of death was. Autopsy results are pending.

Andy & I were together for over 2 yrs. We celebrated two years together on April 24th. Losing him has been the hardest and most difficult experience of my life. There was never any doubt who I would be spending the rest of my life with. Little did I know when we met that I would be spending the rest of his life with him instead.

Before posting tonight, I was reading my previous posts about him. They still ring so true of the man Andy was. He was undoubtedly the best thing to ever happen to me and there will never be another to take his place. At 44 yrs, it seems so young & mindless to believe that I will live the rest of my life without someone else to share it with, but I'm truly okay with that. Andy was the best of the best. He was easy to love and he made me laugh every day. It was just easy with him. Our relationship was easy....no struggles to speak of. Just two people in love and happier than either of us had ever been before.

There is no doubt God put Andy in my life. It occured to me recently that of all the women God could have chosen to grace Andy's path with, He chose me. I can't help but feel a sense of honor and priviledge for having had the opportunity to love someone so amazing and wonderful; someone so much in love with God who really had a handle on life and what mattered most. What a cherished gift! Andy was not of this world. He didn't believe in having the best of the best. What he relished in was seeing everyone he loved happy and enjoying one another to the fullest. Those were his rewards of living life here on earth. It is no surprise why God called him Home so soon. Andy had certainly passed the many tests his life faced and earned the status of "Sainthood" while he was here.

*last picture taken of us on July 3, 2011

I will love Andy for the rest of my life and forever cherish the many memories and love that has passed on into eternity for all time. I know he is happy, at peace and the cares of this world no longer plague him. As much as I miss him each and every day and as much as my life has changed without him being here any longer, I could never ask him to return here if I had the chance. Just knowing he is in a much better place and with Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, is a great comfort. I know where he resides now and I have ever confidence I will see him again one day real soon.

Until then....


Meari said...

Oh Dawn, I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences.

I remember when you first posted about meeting Andy and how happy you were.

Rachel S-H said...

I just read this, and I am so sorry to hear about this.