When someone you love predeceases you in death Valentine’s Day is tough to get through. Love that’s lost whether it’s a spouse, special friend, or a grandson leaves a big hole in your heart.
Our grandson, Jesse Williams, died on February 5 at age 38. He is survived by his wife, Lacy, and four children. A very strong, healthy, military man, Covid claimed him in a matter of weeks. It’s still hard to believe he’s gone.
Valentine’s is the day to celebrate couples and others that we love. Flowers, balloons, chocolates, and cards abound. If you don’t have a sweetheart, you can feel alone.
When I was single for ten years after my first husband died, I looked for ways to do something for someone else as Valentine Day approached. Sending cards or taking someone to lunch helped both of us. Anticipating and planning ahead were an important part of my life. I didn’t want to feel miserable all day on the 14th.
Lost love is not something we want to experience, but it is a part of our life, and it will happen at some point. With Jesse’s death, a part of our heart has been taken away. He was a Christian with a faith in Jesus Christ that guarantees that we will see him again. Thank you, God, for providing that for us.