(quote) Jane-933948 said: I too thank you Chris for this thread and all who post. I too need more "closure" if that'll ever really happen. Chris is a great name it as my husband's name too! I really don't get it either. I still forget things and am still trying to lose the weight that I gained after he died, for a couple of reasons. I don't know why some are taken from this world and some live in empty marriages, lives etc. I sound like a broken record, but these people just don't get it. My story is also a long one. Maybe for another day. I suppose we could all say that because life is too short, but equipped with long stories from all of us, since life is never that simple. There can't be closure there is just moving on to new life. IMHO. I never understood that word ~ closure~ because if someone else you loved passed into the Heavenly life than you wouldn't disregard them. No offense to anyone here, I just wish there were another way to describe it. I guess I am rambling on here. I am waiting for my answer from God what should be my next life goal. My time is not God's time, I know. Just wondering if I should stay in the single life or not, cause just the same 'ol games. Okay I will stop for now. Thanks. I'd like to hear from a wise one too please. Thanks ~ J
Thanks for your post!!! Yes, I most thoroughly agree that Chris is an absolutely fantastic, wonderful name!!! Not too proud of it, am I??? Nor boastful---huh???? Seriously, we can just be happy and proud of our name or we can look at all the derivations and the root being Christus. My baptismal name is Christine Carol. My younger brother couldn't say it clearly and I became "Citsy Cairo". My one uncle affectionately called me that throughout my life. It brings a smile to my face even now--good childhood memory. I digress, though. Was your husband's name Christopher? and middle name?
Life is too short. A fact brought to the forefront abruptly when a spouse dies suddenly or after an illness. It becomes a very humbling experience, doesn't it? I agree that God has plans/goals for us. Not always easy to discern them, is it? I, too, am questioning if now is the time to be searching for a new love in my life. I'm not sure if I'm ready--emotionally. I thought I was ready, wanted to be ready, but, in reality am not putting in the time or effort needed to find someone.
Good to hear from you.