Sunday, January 26, 2014

Time Marches On......

Terry E. Chandler - August, 2008

Today marks the 5th anniversary of my first husband's home going. Sometimes that seems like yesterday and at others, it seems like another life time.  Terry was an imperfect man, faults too numerable to mention, as are we all.  Yet, he also was a kind and loving man who valued his relationship with Jesus Christ above everything and who worked diligently to provide for us.  He had a great sense of humor and laughed so easily.  He treasured his family and wanted the very best for all of us.

I am now remarried to a wonderful man, a man who loves me and is totally devoted to me.  Every road I've traveled in this journey called life has brought me to here and to this love.  Terry would be happy for me.  He would not have wanted me to be alone for the remainder of my life.  He told me so many times before he went home.  I never honestly thought I would remarry, but here I am.

A part of me will always love Terry, will always find joy in what we shared.  That is by no means meant to be disrespectful of Jerry.  I love Jerry in ways I didn't know I could love.  What he and I share is so much different than what I shared with Terry.  I loved Terry and always will but what I have for Jerry is so much more mature and intense than what I had with Terry.

I will never be sorry for loving Terry.  We had a good life together and I have some incredible memories of that time.  I also will never be sorry for the love I have for Jerry.  We were put together by God's own hand, of that I am forever certain.

So, time marches on.  What was is now in the past.  What is will be a wonderful future shared with a man created just for me and for this time in my life.  I totally believe that and have confidence in the providence of my Creator!

There is a time for everything and time marches on...............

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up 
that which is planted;

A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, 
and a time to refrain from embracing;

A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

 Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8  (KJV)


Crown of Beauty said...

What a great privilege you have been given to have loved a man like Terry, and now to also be the wife of Jerry... In many ways, I believe that it is your relationship with Terry that has prepared you for a beautiful relationship with Jerry. How God orchestrates the events of our lives is so amazing. I rejoice with you , dearest Di... Abba Father makes all things beautiful in His time!

Pat said...

Like Lidia, I too rejoice with you, God blessed your younger years with Terry, and He loves you so much He gave you a second chance at loving and being loved.
Yes, in every thing there truly is a season.
Love you my sister.

Constance said...

I still remember coming across your blog immediately after Terry had passed away and instantly knowing what a treasure you are! I am so blessed to have you in my life and one day, we will meet face to face!! I love you sweet lady!

Rebecca said...

the cycle of is so good and gives us so much to be thankful for!