Monday, December 19, 2011

His Last Gift

A fellow widow friend put this idea in my head and I just had to share with everyone. The last gift that Chris gave me is probably the most precious of all. You would think that it is some sort of material thing, but it's not. It was the gift of friendship. Through this unfortunate road that I have travelled, I have met some extraordinary men and women that have also lost their spouses. Some of these people, I have formed a very special bond with. It's unfortunate that we have a reason to know each other, but I feel so fortunate to know each and every one of them.

Even though I have only met a fraction of them in person, I am so close to many more. One in particular, I consider one of my best friends. And yet, she lives hundreds of miles away. Others, I seriously consider closer than some of the friends that I had when Chris was still here. We have an unfortuante journey in common, our paths crossed and an incredible bond was formed.

So, even though it was not intentional, he gave me something wonderful. Of course, if I could change the circumstances of us all meeting, I would. But, that is not the reality. So, in order to stop looking at the negative of the situation, I will look at the ONE positive thing that came out of this God awful thing... my widow friends. I love each and every one of them.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, the fellowship found among widows is truly sustaining. Thank you for reminding us.

    May you have a happy holiday and may peace and laughter and joy be yours as you continue on your journey.
    Virtual hugs come your way.