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!

5 Responses to "Second chance at love"

  • Congratulations Pam, I listen everyday to the station on my commute into the city. You have help me through some very bad commutes, with prayer, laughter and sometimes tears but you have become a very dear to heart. I am so happy for you that God blessed you with a second chance. Everybody deserves love and you found it again. I cannot wait to hear about the wedding it will make for good listening in the morning. The news reminded me that God really does have a plan for your lives and he is in control.

  • ellen reyzer says:

    I am glad Tim came into your life. God orchestrates our lives in rich harmony and surprises. For many years, you and Andy plus former radio personalities going back to Ernie Rischer, Chuck, Jon, were my companions as I traveled to work. I am now retired and moving into a different routine being a caregiver to my husband. I still turn KTIS on throughout the day but not quite the same as the 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. time. Thanks for your encouragement, laughter, sometimes serious side, and sometimes smacking me along side the head with God’s truth. Will probably never meet you here but will be spending eternity with you.

  • karie anderson says:

    Hey Pam~
    I am glad that I turned the radio on when I did this morning. i am SO happy to hear your good news. I have been listening to KTIS since I was 18. I am looking for the right person to come in to my life. It is hard when you are 35 and your friends are married with kids as well as most of your YOUNGER cousins. I believe that you are NEVER too old to find that special someone or to fall in love again. I wish you and Tim many happy years together. I enjoy listening to you and Andy in the mornings on my way to work. Andy certainly has found a home here in MN and at KTIS working with you. Take care of yourself!! Can’t wait to hear what you and Andy have to say in the morning!! Sincerely, Karie N. Anderson

  • joan ruetten says:

    Hi Pam,
    I was so happy to hear the news of your engagement on the morning show today!! And now we know who “Sparky” is — a very handsome man who is going to be your husband! All the best to you and Tim and many years of happiness. I look forward to hearing all about the wedding! I listen to the Pam and Andy show in the mornings, and KTIS is always on whenever I am in my car. I lost my beloved husband 5 years ago, and KTIS has helped me so much through the tough times and throughout my grief journey. Our God is an awesome God!

  • rhett ryan says:

    Congrats Pam,

    Listen everyday. I lost my wife in September, 2012 and last May had one of those moments where I met a woman who is fabulous. We are taking it very slow, but your story gives me lots of hope. Thanks for sharing with us and keep up the great work on the show and good luck in the future. Blessings to you and your family.

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