As many of you may have heard by now, my husband, Mark, passed away.
He suffered cardiac arrest and although medical professionals were able to restart his heart and keep him alive with meds and machines, it was ultimately his time to go.
Mark died quickly and peacefully just before 6:00 PM on May 12, 2016.
There is much more I would like to say, and probably will, but for now, I just want to share the obituary I wrote.
Mark Thomas Hall, 47, of Marysville, WA, passed away Thursday, May 12, 2016 after a long battle with diabetes and kidney disease. He was born to Catherine and Tom at Fort Hood, TX on November 7, 1968. He grew up with sister Nita in Anaheim, CA where he attended Canyon High School. He studied Early Childhood Education in the Bay Area, CA and worked as a preschool teacher for awhile before switching to retail sales, most notably for The Home Depot for many years. Mark married Jennifer Hibbert in Oakland, CA on July 18, 1998. He loved to cook and do woodwork, while rocking out to his favorite bands. Mark is survived by his mother Catherine St. James, father Thomas Hall, sister Nita Rodriquez, nieces Jackie and Lindsay, and his loving wife Jennifer and their children Camryn and Alexander, as well as many beloved friends and family members. A memorial service will be held at Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home in Marysville at 2 PM on Friday, May 20, 2016.
I will say this: It's been four days but it still doesn't feel fully real. When will it? And what will that feel like?