As we chatted I asked her if she ever still thinks he might walk
around the corner. At first she said yes but then clarified that more she catches herself thinking, “Oh, I can’t wait to tell Herb that.” She misses sharing life with him.
Night time is the hardest; the house seems extra quite and lonely
at night. She misses having his warm body to share a bed with. All the requests for her to sit by him would be welcomed now.
At the senior center, where she volunteers, there is a woman that
comes in and constantly complains about her husband. It is hard to hear this woman take what she has for granted.
Our Grandma said she wishes she could share with all married people to value their spouse while they have them. This is from a woman that spent ten years caring for a man with Alzheimer’s. Her life was not all sweet smelling roses, there were plenty of thorns.
Pick one thing today that you can do with or for your spouse that
will show how much you cherish him.
Several times a week, my husband asks me to go for a ride to check something in the woods. It is rarely an opportune time, yet, I am choosing to go whenever possible. Why? Because he wants me to and I want him to know I cherish him.
Often at night I remember that at my age my mother was a widow. As I lay next to Todd, I thank the Lord for him, knowing there are no guarantees for a long future together.
Think back to your dating days and how you just longed to be together. Renew some of those thoughts and put action to them. Enjoy the man God has given you, he is a gift from the Lord!