It’s been almost one year since my beloved Peggy has gone to be with our heavenly Father. I had been going through a rough spell. I miss my wife more than anyone will know. However my Grandchildren have given me a new reason to live-love and laugh. I love my Grand babies.
PS—-I’ve been told time heals things and the hole shrinks when you lose a spouse. WRONG
The hole never closes and the. Love never dies. It just gets a little easier to cope. I went before God and offeted to lay down my life in exchange to spare my Wife. God had different plans. I will help my family to raise up these Grandkids in the fear and admonition of the Lord as as the example laid forth by the men and women who walked before me in this world. God has prepared me for a much greater task ad I walk forth in the days I have left on this earth. I am loved. W am blessed. I am a child of God.
I read every one of your posts on that thread with a heavy heart. I kept you and your family in my thoughts a lot during your difficult times. I am still truly sorry for your loss.
There is no time-table on mourning. You cope as your heart allows. Take all the time you need. And in the mean time, soak up all the beauty of having those grandkids.
Beautiful grandkids Russ! My Dad passed away 5 years ago and left a hole in my family so I know just what you mean. I’ve moved my home office over to my moms house (we are blessed to have a separate office furnished out back) and work from there mon-fri. My son does wonders for my moms mood and having the family around in general let’s her know she is not alone and is loved. We now do dinner most nights with her. Bless you and your family!
@Russ H. , you haven't lost her. She just lives with you in a different way. And the time will come when you can truly be reunited. For now, you can share her with the future that your children and grandchildren face. It's a form of immortality. But you are an honourable man, and your spirit is in the right space. Bless you.
Always a link. Later we go to see my Mom.
We’ll be SD’ing since she’s 86, and we’ll carry the chicken & dumplings to her in an old pot which carries a label from my wife’s mother, who passed 10 years ago. They will both be present in this current world.
Love to Mom. Love to Barbara.
I still remember seeing the thread, seeing who posted it, and knowing what had happened before I even clicked. I have lit many candles in your name, both in the months leading up to that and in the year since. You'll be in my thoughts.
You are in good place mentally and spiritually but I cannot imagine the sorrow. Pour all your love out to your family and close friends around you. I cannot believe it has been a year. I remember reading those posts like they were yesterday. My heart goes out to you sir.
Losing those that are close never truly goes away, it never should either, to completely get over a thing of that sort you'd have to forget about them, and that is not a good thing, you will go on, new normal will be established, but you will never forget those who were close and now gone on to the next great adventure