Even during the first years of intense grief, I discovered joy in friendships and visits with relatives. Eventually, a shift occurred and the lovely promise of Jesus began coming true: “Your grief will turn into joy.” Before long, I was filled with joy whenever I reflected on how happy we’d been. Yes, I would have liked more time with Jef, but we were married for 33 years, which is a huge blessing.
After all, every love story has an ending, and the final chapter is written by God. And God also wrote the beginning chapters, starting from the moment we met and continuing to the wedding day and the deep friendship we forged. In the wedding vows, we promised to love and honor each other until “death do us part.” Death has parted us physically, but the connection between our souls is eternal.
The little girl who left messages so she wouldn’t be forgotten, had her dream come true. She will always be remembered in the heart of Jesus Christ and in the heart of the man he sent her.
Lorraine’s email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.