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What Am I Going to Do Now?

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Surprise! I don't know.

How's that for a non-starter?

Here is the thing. I have been living in Vancouver since June 23, 1973. In October 1974 I married the most amazing young woman. I met her in California in December, 1971 at a Bible study. in 1976 we started a family and raised three sons; we were married for thirty seven years. 
My purpose in life for all those amazing years was to be the best husband and father I possibly could be. I hope I'm not deluding myself by thinking I did a pretty good job; yet I know I could have done better.

The reality that stares me in the face today is that I am single once again and this causes me to feel unmoored most of the time. When one has spent such long time together with your best friend, it is easy to take for granted how that person completes you.

When a relationship ends, I have been told a thousand times, it can be as traumatic and painful as experiencing the death of a loved one. Sometimes death would have been preferable to …