Memories   2 comments

ShirleeOne year ago this morning, November 30, 2013, sometime between 3:30 and 5:15am my wife, Shirlee, left this world to spend eternity with her Jesus. She is free from pain and suffering. For the past year she can walk, talk and breathe. She is with her beloved son, David, her sister, Jacqui, and her parents and other friends and family. She has been joined this year by two of our best friends, Al and Helen. Questions have been answered. All doubts are gone. She is at peace and so am I.

Of course I miss her in so many ways. Our morning conversations, sharing Lions football games, Bible reading, holding hands as we prayed together, laughing at the antics of our big, black Lab, Duke and the little Cheagle, Buster, as they would roll around on the floor, play biting. I miss sitting on the back deck with her on warm summer mornings drinking coffee and watching the birds as they came to the feeder. I miss going to church together, being in the choir together, singing together. Yes, there are so many things about our life together I miss, but I am okay.

My wedding ring is still on my finger. My heart still belongs to her. I write her notes every night, sharing my day with her. She is still my best friend, my soul mate.

I thank God every day that He took her home to Heaven when He did. It was the best healing for her. We still share smiles. She is smiling down at me as I smile up at her. Someday we will be together again. I have no doubts about that. We spent the first 17 years of our lives as friends and the last almost 11 years as husband and wife. We were in each others minds for the 45 years in-between even though we had lost touch. Then God brought us back together. So, if God did that down here, I have faith that at His time He’ll bring us together again. So I’m okay to patiently wait until then.

Posted November 30, 2014 by hwilliam in Photography

2 responses to “Memories

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  1. Such beautiful words.

  2. Peace be with you today, i hope your memories give you comfort. x

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