Forty-Two years! Congratulations. I can only imagine loving someone for that long. I hope the two of you have many more wonderful years together.
These days I comfort myself in the belief that things always work out the way they're supposed to. That rarely means in the way we would hope, but rather in the way that is most conducive to the growth of all the entities involved. It helps me to believe there's more to reality than what we can see, feel or taste.
Thank you for your gentle words. They're a salve to the soul in these trying times.