People come into our lives……some leave way to soon!!  Such a person was Hugo, the most intelligent, interesting person I have ever met!  We met through mutual friends and on our very first date, he asked me to marry him!  I laugh about it now because at the time, I thought it to be totally crazy but,  needless to say, 3 months after that day, we tied the knot!

Hugo was a role model and a very strong influence in my life.  He taught me about character, the tough lessons in life that some people learn too late or not at all. He taught me the value to stand up for yourself,  to take the initiative to learn how to handle situations in life. His motto towards life was that there is a “right way” and “wrong way” to do everything, the value of hard work…perseverance and to maximize one’s talents. He was never afraid to state his opinion, even when it was not consistent with the current wisdom.  I always admired his ability to think outside the box. 

He “taught” me that if you don’t know what to order at a restaurant…order it ALL!!:)  He taught me that dessert is just as important as the food you had.  He taught me to see that there is beauty in everything, to appreciate classical music, a love for the theater. He taught me that if you can’t help others, you can’t help yourself, even if it’s just to hold the door for someone or some simple gesture.  He taught me that life is a choice we make and it is how you handle all the pitfalls along the way.  You can be better or bitter – it’s up to you!

There is an old slogan that says “ordinary people can do extraordinary things”…..Mr. H, there is not a day that go by without me not thinking about you. One day we will meet again, somewhere on a cloud!  Until then.

Today would have been our Anniversary. I celebrate you Esquire oxo


59 Responses to “ESQUIRE”

  1. I am sending you the biggest, tightest virtual hug, my dear friend.

  2. alleenloper Says:

    Dear Buttercup,

    You are lucky for having had such a special person in your life. I sense the love you still feel. I feel the strenght you still have because of him. Dearest Buttercup, hang onto your love and he will always be with you.

    With love,

  3. Amanda, even though love lives on in indescribable and unexpected ways, I am so saddened by your loss. Love and warm embraces to you.

  4. Lovely amanda.. I loved the take.. So nice..

    –Someone Is Special–

  5. He is indeed a great person …

  6. What a lovely memorial he left in you…hugs ,today especially!

  7. A warm hug for you ! Thank you for sharing this. You made me remember some of the simple lessons of a happy life 🙂

  8. Oh, Amanda, what a beautiful person you were blessed to have shared a portion of your life with…hugs!

  9. As I was reading your post…I was reminded how important it is to celebrate life and how wonderful it is to have someone in your life that fosters that celebration…may you continue to celebrate life and the life of that person who brought that gift to you…peace be with you.

    • Thanks for your warm comment Charles, I was blessed to have had him in my life. Very true words, we have to embrace every single day and celebrate life!! Take care my friend xx

  10. I’ve never listened to that song..just beautiful..
    “Memories seep from my viens,.. You’re in the arms of the Angel”
    Beautiful memories of a special person…baci baci -yvette x

  11. lovely tribe top a remarkable person,
    sorry about your loss, which makes this post bittersweet….
    your kindness truly shines.
    Happy Thursday!

  12. what a lovely memorial to him.
    Sounds like he was a great man.
    Thanks for sharing

  13. some people come to our lives like messengers of God and just like them disappear before we can hold them enough.

  14. A lovely, lovely tribute – thank you, Amanda, for sharing this. Big hugs!!

  15. luck to have a special person in your life….but when found out..i was sad about the loss….he your hugo is waiting for you in heaven to teach to you all about heaven

  16. I know how much your husband meant to you, Amanda. This is a touching tribute to that Love. Hugs to you, Dear.


  17. Amanda, I’m sorry that you lost someone you loved so much. I know what it is to lose a great husband. My husband Bill died with cancer. I had four years during his struggle with this disease to let go, but somehow letting go just doesn’t happen until death demands its way. God is good and he heals wounds. And as you pointed out, we will meet again. My heart goes out to you, Amanda. I feel I know you better now. Blessings to you…

    • Amazing how we get stronger Carol…I am so sorry you had to go through the same pain too but everything always happens for a reason. We might not always understand but in time we will. I am good now, I will always celebrate his life, he was a wonderful person and somehow I always feel his spirit with me. Thanks for your kindest words dear girlfriend. Blessings to you too xoxoxo

  18. Amanda, I’m deeply touched by your post. Hugo seems to have been a great man indeed, I’m glad you are celebrating the life you had with him through beautiful memories.

    Sending you loveNlight all the way from Uruguay!


  19. This is a lovely tribute, Amanda. Because you carry these wonderful lessons with you today, you also carry Hugo. I know both help make you the special person you are.

  20. systematicweasel Says:

    Wonderful post! =)


  21. This is a beautiful testimony to his life. (((buttercup))) I will light a candle for you today.

    • Now I had goosebumps reading your comment my friend…thanks from my heart!! I will be visiting you soon, life has been happening and not always enough hours in the day. Hope you are well and having a wonderful weekend my friend. Much love always xxx

  22. Amanda, your every post is beautiful, but this transports me…to a place of overwhelming compassion for your loss and immense gratitude that I have not had to bear it. But also to a deeper understanding of what fuels the ocean of love that pours ceaselessly through you. May the memories ‘that seep from your veins’ be forever lit by that love, and may you be blessed with that comfort, for keeps. oxoxoxoxoxoxoxox

    • Naomi, your words touched me deeply and I thank you from the heart. I do believe that people come into our lives for a reason, a season or a lifetime and was so very blessed to have shared love and life with his most wonderful warm soul ever. The memories will stay with me forever and for that I am thankful. Love and compassion’s all we need to make the world a better place and I am thankful to be able to share it with all of you. Thanks my dear friend, your message meant so much xx Love xx

  23. What a lovely testimony to a beautiful soul. How fortunate you were to know such a person and have him in your life, Buttercup.

    And now, it’s so nice for me to be getting to know you… (((Hugs)))

  24. Even when things don’t work out, for one reason or another, we can count ourselves so fortunate for having the experience… Bless you, Amanda xxx

    • I agree my friend, very fortunate to have shared my life with him…some people come into our lives for a season, a reason or a lifetime…always to learn lessons. This was a wonderful time for me 🙂 Much love to you xxx

  25. Amanda,Happy Anniversary! How blessed Hugo was to have chosen you to be his wife, because he is alive in your heart forever! He sounds like a wonderful man who was not going to let you get away. One day soon your spirits will soar the heavens together for all time…God bless you both with joy, hope, and peace. I love you, sweet friend. 🙂 xoxxoxoxoxoxoxooxoxoHeartspell

  26. Ah, Amanda– I did not know your sorrow, we know such a small sliver of each other through our poetry interweavings. But I do see your big heart and your love of life in all that you post. And I see it here too. You must have had a great happiness together, one that clearly fuels you now, and will forever. Bless you my friend and be well on this sad, yet still special day.

  27. Tears. Love. Bear hug! tight, tight. I’m so sad, but also so glad you had this. Love, Jamie

    • I am very fortunate to have had him yes…and celebrate his life in many ways 🙂 And smile, because that is what he would want me to do always…and I am 🙂 :)Thanks Jamie…your friendship means a lot to me 🙂 Hugs x

  28. Happy Anniversary to the Happy Couple..keep rocking!

  29. ‘Followed’ you home after your visit and so glad I did. Your Hugo certainly showed you how to live and through you us. A loving tribute.

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