I would like all the readers of my blog to hold a moment of silence. This moment, 11:00 A.M. on June 11th, marks the fourth year since my Gee died. It has been a long four years, and it is difficult to realize that she has been gone over twice the time that I spent with her. Her impact on my life continues, and I imagine that it will until I am again by her side.
I would also like to celebrate the memories and life of the woman I married. She was in many ways what every man should look for in the woman he marries, or what every woman should look for in the man she marries. She was my best friend, my strongest supporter and my closest confidante. I do hope for all of those who read my blog and website, that you will someday find a person who you both love and are loved by in the way Gee and I shared.
My friend Gayle, gave me a passage, and I thought I’d post it here today, to celebrate the memory of the woman I married, to mourn her passing and to begin once again on my journey of moving on.
The pain is real.
There is no such thing as pleasantness in someone’s death.
The one we love is gone, and the memories and experiences of life together remain.
We weep as Jesus wept. We mourn.
But the Apostle Paul tells us that we are not to mourn as those who have no hope. For in Christ, the hope of eternal life is a reality.
We know that what Paul says is true, but there is sorrow in our hearts. We know the promise, but we grieve at the loss.
This expression of sympathy comes with love.
May God comfort you in His everlasting arms. May His peace fill you. May His promise of eternal life sustain you.
Time moves on. Move on in Christ’s hope. Because Christ lives, we shall live also.
In some ways the hardest part of missing Gee, since she has gone, is the feeling I get that I am some how missing memories that I should have with someone who was such an important part of my life. So many experiences that I feel she and I should have shared, but did not get a chance to.
Although I am not an exceptionally religious or spiritual person….I truly do believe that one day Gee and I will be together again. I told her, four years and one day ago, that “a love as strong and true as ours, mere death is no barrier to.” I believe that I will see my beloved Gee again. But it is now time for me to go… to move on as I promised her I would.
As Woo said, “Yet we get to know her, love her and be loved by her…how privileged are we?” Sleep well my beloved, and know that you are missed.