By Gail Woyton to Raymond Fievet:
How to begin to tell my feelings for you, the man who not only entered my world many years ago, but also my heart, mind and soul? We know it's not "until death do us part" but forever! Your hard-fought war against the panic attacks that robbed us of our dreams while you were here on earth is over, but it can never reach our love. And now you walk, hand-in-hand, with our precious son. Please hug and kiss him for me and never let him go until we meet again in heaven above. I love you!
I attempted to place an entry in the guest book of Raymond Fievet of Cleveland, Ohio on behalf of my grieving friend, Gail Woyton. The entry has not published. Eighteen years ago, Gail and Ray, the then Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Fievet, were the parents of a baby boy, Raymond, who sadly passed away a week after he was born. The power of the grief from losing their baby impacted their marriage and they divorced. Gail and Ray each moved on with their lives, but always had an incredibly strong spiritual connection, especially through the loss of their son. Throughout the years, Gail remained close to Ray's children from his first marriage. Their non-traditional family structure makes the formal grieving process challenging, but everyone who knew and loved Ray, understands the enduring relationship he had with Gail, even though they had parted ways. Gail's hesitancy to use the computer during her time of acute loss because she is not a comfortable e-mailer, probably contributed to her beautiful tribute to Ray not being published. I am not sure if the legitimacy of it was questionable because it was submitted by me under her name, but these truly are the words that Gail wrote that need to be shared. I feel terrible knowing that her grief is accentuated by the seeming rejection of her beautiful entry into his Guest Book. I know Ray, his family and friends would love to read her words about him that she may not have been able to verbally express during the wake and services. Please join me in sharing the following the tribute that Gail wrote to Ray: