Bob Brinker and his wife, Susan, share their most powerful memories of being married
The last few months have been the most important in Bob Brinkler’s life.
For nearly two decades, Brinker has been a fixture at weddings, reunions and events.
But that all changed when Susan Brinker died of a stroke in 2011.
The two never met again.
They’ve been married for the last nine years, and the last time they talked, she told him that she wanted to have a baby.
But there was a catch.
“I don’t think I’m ready,” Brinker told her.
And then she died.
The death of his wife has been one of the most powerful moments of his life, he says.
“When you’re married to someone who you love deeply, you feel the love,” he says, adding that she had “a gift to share with me.”
Bob Brinkser and Susan Brinkling, both of whom died in 2011, talk about their love.
Bob Brinkinger and his family were deeply touched by Susan’s passing.
“It was the most difficult time of my life,” Brinklers wife, Bob, says.
He has spent the last six years trying to figure out what it is that Susan wanted him to do to make her happy, and he says that in the end, it was the love and commitment to his wife that really brought Susan closer to him.
“She gave me the greatest gift that I have ever had,” Brinksler says.
Bob and Susan’s marriage lasted about three decades, but their relationship is so intertwined, it’s hard to know how much of the story of their marriage is known.
They both attended Harvard and became close friends, and Brinker says that while he didn’t see Susan much during her final years, he was always around her.
He remembers a time when they used to take walks in the park, and one day she asked him what he was doing.
“Bob, I want you to go and see me,” she said, as if it were the most normal thing in the world.
“And I just told her, ‘Yeah, I’ll be right there.'”
Susan Brinksling’s last day in her life was on June 15, 2011.
She was 65.
Bob, who had been a stay-at-home dad for a decade, went to pick up his wife from a friend’s house, where she was working.
As he walked in, he saw a man in a dark blue suit, who asked him if he wanted to buy her dinner.
Bob said yes, and walked into the restaurant.
They sat at the bar for about five minutes.
“We talked about how she had been my best friend for 20 years,” Bob Brinkiers wife says.
Then, he recalls, he noticed the man outside was wearing a “Bob” shirt.
Bob says that when the man left, he took a picture of him with a cellphone and a note saying, “Bob wants to buy you dinner tonight.”
“I thought, ‘Oh, this is my wife,’ ” Bob BrINKER says.
Susan’s death was the culmination of a relationship that began in the early ’70s, when Bob was 19.
Susan had a career as a writer, and she was known for her books, including the bestselling, “The Joy of Marriage.”
She was also the author of two children, one named Susan, and another named Susan.
Bob had been married to Susan for 20 or 30 years, but they hadn’t been close friends since she died in the late ’90s.
He says that the two never spoke about the death of Susan or her marriage.
Bob tells me that in 2011 she asked for a divorce, but he said he couldn’t do it.
He was devastated, Bob says.
She didn’t even want to have kids.
Bob was devastated when he found out.
He thought he had done something to her, but in the next few weeks, he met Susan again and they married.
Bob’s wife says he did not expect to find Susan again, but she says that after the wedding, Susan gave Bob a letter with her phone number and asked him to call her to say hello.
Susan died suddenly that year. “
Bob says he told her that he loved her and that he’d do anything for her.
Susan died suddenly that year.
The funeral for Susan was held at a local church, but Bob’s sister, Karen, was at the church.
Bob came to the church with Karen and Susan to watch the service.
“The thing I really want people to understand is that she never gave up,” Karen says. “
There was so much sadness there,” Bob says, remembering that Susan’s sister had died a few years earlier.
“The thing I really want people to understand is that she never gave up,” Karen says.
As Bob walked down the aisle, Susan’s husband, who was standing nearby, noticed the look of shock on Bob