I’m home alone. Sadly, I lost my sweet G-Man in May of undiagnosed cancer. (He’s not really lost. He’s waiting for me in heaven.)

Sister Debbie stayed with me for several nights after his death (sisters are the best, aren’t they?) so I haven’t been home alone all that time. I am now, though.

A friend who lost his wife not long after G-Man died asked me if I don’t get bored. 

I don’t. I stay busy most of the time.

I have my first Christian Romance coming out on November 6th, and I’m working on another book or two, I’m taking a photography class, I work full time, I help in the nursery at church, and I knit.

Oh, and I have five grandchildren. That’s right. FIVE! I don’t get to see all of them as often as I’d like, but I treasure the time I get with them. 

I guess it’s not a really exciting life–I don’t race motorcycles or fly airplanes (even though I’d like to)– but I’m enjoying it.

Oh, and I watch movies. Mostly old ones. I pretend it’s to get ideas for more books, but it’s really because I like stories. A. Lot.

So if you’re home alone, whether you’re still single, single again, or just have some spare time when you’re not with your significant other, come on back.

Let’s talk about it.




6 thoughts on “Wanna Talk About It?

  1. Everyone has a story! I love stories too! One of my very best friends lost her husband almost 3 years ago at the young age of 62! Everett worked with my husband for 36 years at Newport News Shipbuilding. About a year before he passed they started coming to Northside with us – because they liked the way we talked about Jesus and our life relationship with Him! We started a new Community Group with them! We are so thankful for “community”and see God’s hand in our lives! Keep on keeping on forJesus.

    1. Hi Margie!
      Isn’t it funny how God works? Sometimes, I stand in amazement! The best part is knowing we have Jesus in us, with us, and all around us, especially when our family and friends know Him.
      I love your phrase, “Keep on keeping on for Jesus.” It’s perfect!
      Thank you for talking about it!

  2. It’s a different kind of life. At first it’s hard to breathe, the pain hurts so deep. I told my kids to go home, that this was my life now & I had to learn to live it…they didn’t want to leave me! Bless them! Big families are the best aren’t they, Susan? I have 10 grandchildren, 7 who are married..so add 7 more! And as of next Tuesday, 9 great grands! I think that is what keeps us going! We have to work at this new life, but staying busy is what keeps us going! I’m a few steps further down this road than you, but there are those precious memories shared with laughter & a few tears too. There is not a family gathering that doesn’t include a story or two..hold on to those times & smile..he is there with you! Much love & prayers to you!

    1. Donna, I’ve appreciated you since the day I rode the bus to school from Grandma’s house! You’ve always been such a sweetie!
      It is hard to lose the ones we love. Gary and I were married 47 years. I really wanted more. You’re right about breathing. Sometimes it’s so hard! But family and memories are what keep me going.
      Thank you for your love and prayers. They’re coming back at you,too.
      Thank you for talking about it!

  3. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My husband died in 2009 and I know how difficult the journey from wife to widow to individual can be therefore, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Good luck and God’s blessings to you

    1. It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever gone through. I miss him terribly. And while I prayed for a miracle–his healing–I received one. A different one than I imagined. Before he passed, he grew closer to the Lord than he’d ever been. Thank you, Jesus!
      There joy in knowing I’ll be with him again!

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