Two months have passed since the loss of our beloved MaryAnne DiCanto.
In the midst of packing mayhem, I pause to pay tribute to my darling.
Such a troubling experience. Packing the house feels like the unraveling our life together.
One moment chuckling over a silly photo, the next weeping to the realization that the moment, that silly moment, will never repeat.
Even knowing that everything we own was at one time important or at least relevant. Now, most everything feels like clutter.
Except the photos taken over our lifetime, the hundreds of notes and cards given and received, and the few items she treasured.
These are the summary of our life together and the things I pack with care. Valueless to the world, priceless to me.
Two months now since she passed yet she is all around me; guiding, helping with decisions big and small. I can feel her influence.
Even in death, she remains my miracle, my oxygen, my partner, and my baby. I am still the luckiest guy.
About Scott & MaryAnne: MaryAnne was originally diagnosed with Stage 2 B in July 2003 at the age of 46. She was later diagnosed with Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer in January 2013. MaryAnne always said that the hardest part about her was the effect of her impending death on husband Scott and her daughter. Scott and their family lost MaryAnne in May 2017. Since then, he has been sharing his love for MaryAnne and the effect her loss has had on him on Facebook. We are honored to share in their life and story in this tribute page, Life Beyond Breast Cancer.