One year ago, life threw one of my best friends a curve. Her husband died unexpectedly! They were married for 8 short months. He was good to her and her children. She loved him very much and he loved her. I never had the chance to meet him but knew him through her. His death was hard on her but she was surrounded by family and friends who loved her and helped her through this traumatic time. Life had to go on. The world doesn’t just stop because your world comes crashing down. She picked herself up, dusted herself off and picked her children up. She will forever be impacted by this tragedy. I think however, Erich would have wanted her to be happy, to not sit around and mourn the loss of him, but to move on and find another that would treat her and her children as well as he had. He knows she deserves the best and deserves to be happy.
She slowly moved on, does that mean she loves Erich any less? No, she still loves him. She is honoring him by doing what he wanted her to do “I want you to live”….. song by George Canyon …
I want you to live, I want you to love
I want you to go on and not give up
I want you to live, I want you to try
I want you to know that I’m alright
I want you to fall in love again
I wanna see you smile again and again
I want you to live
^^^ THAT is what Erich would have wanted. No one has the right to judge her because she is living, it doesn’t mean she loves him any less. She deserves to be happy! She has found someone who treats her and her children the way Erich would have wanted them to be treated and that is amazing and wonderful.
I don’t like it when the people I love most are hurting and let’s face it, I haven’t been a ball of sunshine myself lately but I try to put the things I’m going through aside to be there for the ones I love. I just wanted to post some words of encouragement that I have found since I truly do not have my own words right now. My encouragement has been prayer and lots of it!
“When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. “ ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States of America
“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” ~ Henry Ford, American Industrialist, Founder of Ford Motor Company
“It’s not whether you get knocked down. It’s whether you get up again.” ~ Vince Lombardi, American Football Coach
When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. “ ~ Harriet Beecher Stowe, American Abolitionist and Author
If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down.” ~ Mary Pickford, Canadian-born Actress, co-founder of United Artists
“… fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” ~ Almighty God; Isaiah 41:10
“Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.” ~James, the brother of Jesus Christ; James 1:12
Jeremiah 29:11 (KJV) For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
NEVER EVER GIVE UP!!