New Year, New Beginning
Dating is a big step for me. I’ve been a widower since April 2018. Last winter, I had a long-time friend have her hubby pass away. Around the first of May, I became bold and told her that when she was ready to consider going out to eat or having coffee with a gentleman, I was interested.
To my surprise, she said that although it had only been a couple of months, she knew me and would be interested. We had known each other for nearly a decade belonging to the same writer’s group.
I Feel Like I’m Being Unfaithful
During the time of our knowing each other, we both had lost our mothers. I had lost my father. Additionally, we both had our spouse passed away. She had even attended my wife’s viewing at the funeral home and church funeral. I had been present at her husband’s wake.
It certainly helped to know her for so many years. We were friends before we started dating. Still, it seems strange to go out with someone after having been married for nearly forty-four years. I feel like I’m being unfaithful to my late wife. We are both concerned about our grown children’s reactions.
Life goes on, one day at a time.
From My Morning Devotion
From my morning devotion – “… God writes novels, not sitcoms. He specializes in miracles that take time. He doesn’t cheaply wrap up our stories in a half hour. He’s into setting the scene and fleshing out every character and every plotline down to its last detail.”
Photo Source: Selfie by the author taken at his romantic interest’s home