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 ?
It takes a good deal of time to eat or to sleep, or to earn a hundred dollars, and a very little time to entertain a hope and an insight which becomes the light of our life. We dress our garden, eat our dinners, discuss the household with our wives, and these things make no impression, are forgotten next week; but, in the solitude to which every man is always returning, he has a sanity and revelations which in his passage into new worlds he will carry with him.
Guardsman Atherton's family described the 25-year-old, who had a girlfriend and young daughter, as "the light of our life".
"A kind, caring, loving father, son, brother and boyfriend, he was considerate, thoughtful and the light of our life and the world will be a duller place without him."