the light of (one's) life

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the light of (one's) life

The most beloved person in one's life. Eva has been the light of my life ever since I first met her 70 years ago today. To my darling son Jonathan, the light of my life, thank you for all of your support and encouragement in pursuing my dream to open this restaurant.
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the light of your life

a much-loved person.
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the light of somebody’s ˈlife

the person somebody loves more than any other: Elizabeth was his only child, the light of his life.
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References in classic literature ?
MY ANGEL, BARBARA ALEXIEVNA,--I hasten to inform you, 0h light of my life, that my hopes are rising again.
This lady is the Light of my Life. Catch me failing in respect to her if you can!" He backed his chair before Benjamin
"Your hand, Light of my Life!" he murmured in his gentlest tones.
Thank you, Light of my Life, thank you!" He kissed his hand to me, and threw himself back luxuriously in his chair.
"It is the joy of my heart, the light of my life, the delight of mine eye."
Light of My Life Black Bear Pictures, Casey Affleck
A MAN who died after being run over in a hospital car park has been described as 'the light of my life' by his devastated daughter.
"HE is the light of my life", said Ann Jepson as she and husband Colin celebrated their golden wedding on Friday.
'Everybody loved her, she was the light of my life and the light of everyone else's.
I was returning from a holiday spent with my son and his girlfriend and my nephew and his wife, and I was rushing home because I was eager to rejoin my granddaughters (ages four and one), who are the light of my life. News of the Dobson attack had hit at a similar moment: I was returning from a visit to my grandmother and an ailing aunt in Iowa.