Vicky Cornell shared a beautiful and moving love letter she received from her late husband, Chris Cornell, as part of an interview with

The letter reads as follows:

“I write this with the quivering hand that is guided by the fortunes of a heart lucky enough to know true love. My heart is a beating drum and my voice a clanging bell sounding to the world, I love you. Be mine in joy lit only by the glow of our shining love! I love you so! Chris.”

Vicky’s interview with touched on how she and her children are coping with the loss of Chris four years ago.

“Chris is constantly kept in the present,” said Vicky. “We speak about him, we play his music, we share memories, we work in his legacy and I include my children in that…Giving back was important to Chris and it is something we did together as a family, so we still do that and it keeps his memory and what was important to him alive.”

Vicky touched on the importance of her children as she continues to mourn her husband saying, “My children are my light. They are my reason and my whole world. Watching them grow up, finding happiness and their own passions fills my heart and soul  I know Chris would be so proud of the young adults they are turning into.  They are both so much like him in different ways   I see him in them every single day.”

Remembering Chris Cornell

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights