A week has passed since the world of entertainment said goodbye to Glen Campbell. We’ve all watched the tributes from fellow entertainers, memories from his peers and precious words from his children pour in. Then on August 17 a message from Glen’s wife, Kim, was shared on social media.
The note was actually written as Kim and the family made their way on a tour bus to the Campbell family cemetery in Arkansas, where Glen waslaid to rest last week.
She writes, “I have been grieving and saying goodbye to Glen every day for the last six years, ever since his diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, not knowing which day he might forget me or which day might be his last. Although I knew it was inescapable and certain, nothing could have prepared me for the profound loss I felt as I said goodbye for the final time yesterday. I had been praying that I would be able to hold his hand when he entered eternity, and my request was granted. While surrounded by family, I watched him take his last breath.”
Glen passed away on August 8 after a lengthy and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease. The singer, songwriter, musician, TV host and actor shared his diagnosis in 2011 after he had already been struggling with the beginning stages of the debilitating disease for several years.
In her note, Kim also talks about being baptized together in a creek near the cemetery where Glen is now buried. “Glen publicly professed his faith, publicly shared his struggles and triumphs over alcoholism, and publicly shared his journey with Alzheimer’s, all to the glory of God,” she says. “I find immense comfort knowing that Glen’s spirit is now free and present with the Lord. I have no doubt that when he met his maker yesterday at 10 am, he was greeted with, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”