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.