8 years ago, August 14th was possibly the worst day of my life when my husband died suddenly, and my world was thrown off its axis for quite some time…I came to the decision that I would live out my life trying to be the best person I could be, and because of our blended marriage I was blessed with three gorgeous grand-kids so I’d be the best grandma ever! Well you know what happens when we come up with our own plans….God steps in with something amazing. I met Tim a few years ago – you’ve heard me talk about Sparky from time to time – and my life went from black and white to color again.
I had become so independent that it was startling and refreshing when he held doors open for me. He was kind, hilarious, respectful, and best of all started a wonderful faith journey with me.
We talked about building a future together, and a couple weeks ago picked out a ring, and it arrived last Friday. I wanted that on my finger!! Tim wanted to have a grand evening in a fancy restaurant, and that wasn’t in the foreseeable future because we were in a Love and Respect conference last Friday and Saturday at River Valley Church then Gourmet Club in the evening, so when he came over to help me make the Tiramisu he got down on one knee and proposed. What I remember is “I love you so much, I think about you when I wake up and when I go to sleep, I even love you to pieces when you’re mad at me…” Who could say no to that??
He kept saying that wasn’t the way he planned to propose so I’m like, “propose as many times as you want…the answer will be the same!!”
Many widows have asked me, “How do you know when it’s time to start dating again?” I’m not an expert but the best advice I have for any single person is to trust God, be the best you can be through Him, and pray for that person He has in store for you even though you haven’t met them yet. See what He does!