Though I am sure most have heard by Twitter or Facebook, for those who don’t know yet my 3 oldest boys’ daddy, Mark C., passed away yesterday. He was only 35 years old and he died from a pulmonary embolism. He should not have been taken from us so soon.
Thank you all for your prayers for my boys and for Mark’s family. Please continue to pray. Pray for Mark’s parents, his sister Markelle and his brother Michael and other family members. Pray for our boys and Ryan and I. Most people didn’t understand how Mark and I could have been so close after our divorce but we couldn’t help it. We had 3 common threads that forever united us. Besides, we had always been great friends. Ryan (my husband) and Mark have even had heart to heart talks over how to raise our boys. We were a family… all of us: faults and all. We all loved and accepted each other.
I am sad. I am angry. I hate that Mark is gone. I know he is in a better place and that things will get better. I just wish that we did not have to walk through this. I wish Mark would have been able to stay here much longer. We loved him… all of us did. The tears just won’t stop.
If this shows you nothing else, please let it show you that divorced or not you can parent together and have a healthy relationship. I am so glad that my pain is from the love I had for Mark and not from the bitterness I could have let build up in me. Was it weird at times? Yes, but so worth it. Especially now that I am typing this knowing he is no longer here. I am so glad we didn’t waste the last six years at each others throats. We really were a family.
I’m not trying to be poetic. I’m just trying to be real. Love is so much greater than hate. Love is what the Lord asks of us. Love is what we should give so freely. Please keep everyone in your prayers. It is so appreciated.
Visitation for Mark will be Friday from 2 to 6pm at Wilbert’s Funeral Home in Plaquemine. This will be the only time for visitation. The death notice will be in the Advocate tomorrow and the obituary will be there on Friday. If there are any updates then you can find them on Kelle’s (Markelle Marcantel) page.
Please continue to pray for Mark’s mom and dad (Lucy and Mark), Markelle, Michael, and the boys. Thank you so much to everyone who is offering prayer and condolences. It means so much to all of us. Mark would have been so honored. Thank you.