Patrick Swayze's Widow Reflects On His Passing

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One year after Swayze's death, Lisa Niemi remembers her husband and celebrates their love.

By our standards, we'd have to say that Ghost is one of the most passionate movies we've seen. The combination of a young Demi Moore, a dashing Patrick Swayze and their love carrying on even after his character passed is one that dips into the supernatural but touches us all the same. How can you not be a sucker for love that triumphs all? Patrick Swayze's Most Romantic Movies

Well, we know we are. And we're even in awe of this same kind of love off-screen, which widow Lisa Niemi shares for her husband one year after her husband Swayze's passing as a result of pancreatic cancerPatrick Swayze Dead at 57

According to the stories we've seen, Niemi has been coping with the loss of her husband, noting that it's given her strength. "In some ways I look at the anniversary and think, 'It's either going to knock me down or it's going to make me stronger," Niemi said in an interview with People Magazine. "And I know I'm stronger now. The fact that I've had some good days definitely gives me hope that I can have more."

Even though Neimi is learing to deal, it doesn't mean that she isn't still grieving, even sending him text messages as a way of keeping him alive. But, that's just one of the many ways people cope—by doing little things in a similar manner to when that person was alive, according to a recent story on AOL Health.

However, regardless of how Niemi copes, we're loving the fact that she channeling the love for her husband to do tons of good in his name. She's committed herself to fighting pacreatic cancer by serving as a spokesperson for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. And, she's even launched an awareness campaign in his name.

We have to say that Swayze's loss hit us pretty hard. But, we're encouraged by how Niemi's coping with the passing. And we have to say that there is no doubt in our minds that their love was the real deal what she said in her People interview: "I do sense his presence, and I like that. Just because he's gone now doesn't mean that love doesn't go on."

See—it's words like that which sell us on the idea that true love really does rule!

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