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March 24, 2022


I was moving a cabinet at my home, when a shelf fell. My heart sank at the sound of the crash.  It was loaded with items my late wife and I had purchased on vacations.  A solider on a chariot we purchased in Greece.  A large eagle that was at our lake house.  A big white seashell we brought back from Hawaii.  

As I looked down at all the broken pieces of a life passed my first thought was, they were all irreplaceable.  Then I realized she was the only thing irreplaceable and after 6 years I am eager to refil her shoes, so this wood and clay could move on too.  

I hope it doesn’t sound callous. Actually it is a tribute to her as I found marriage was good for me. I think it made me happier and more productive. I actually think I am a better single when I am a couple. I believe God made us that way. In the creation story God said it was not good for man to be alone so he took a rib, part of man himself and made woman. So when I lost her, I lost a part of me.

Sure I am lonely at times, but spare me any pity or sympathy.  I don’t need it I have a wonderful family and great friends. I am not alone at being alone, over half the population is single today.  I share these melancholy words in hope of two things.  One that those reading who are in a relationship would appreciate it more and work to make it better every day.  Two: Those who have lost love for any reason, would be willing to move on.  Life is for the living, don’t waste it holding on to broken pieces.

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