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First Things First => Let's Get Aquainted => Topic started by: traveler on November 30, 2012, 09:02:04 PM

Title: hello again
Post by: traveler on November 30, 2012, 09:02:04 PM
Hello, All.

A few of you may remember my bride, History Buff, and me.  She passed away last year after a long illness.  I had been her full-time care giver for seven years.  I had contacted some people on this forum and told them that I would be participating again, but my bride's mother died a short time after I contacted them and her death re-opened those wounds.  It really didn't seem fair to have to pass over that ground again.  I haven't cared to participate in a forum like this in a very long time.

I have changed much since my bride died.  I told someone a few days ago that my bride would no longer recognize me from a distance.  Even I have mistaken myself for somebody else in pictures.  I have lost six inches off my waist, but have only lost five pounds.  I got rid of my pony tail and wear my beard much shorter.  I walk or work out most mornings and am training to run in Tough Mudder next summer.  (Tough Mudder is a ten-mile military-style obstacle course.)  My walking partner says it is the first time she has ever seen me excited about anything since she has known me, so I guess that is a good thing.  Another friend, who lost her son three years ago, tells me, "It is the responsibility of survivors to continue to live."  By God's grace we will do so.

Blessings on us as we discuss the things of the Kingdom.
~~
traveler
Title: Re: hello again
Post by: resolute on November 30, 2012, 10:38:20 PM
Hello, All.

A few of you may remember my bride, History Buff, and me.  She passed away last year after a long illness.  I had been her full-time care giver for seven years.  I had contacted some people on this forum and told them that I would be participating again, but my bride's mother died a short time after I contacted them and her death re-opened those wounds.  It really didn't seem fair to have to pass over that ground again.  I haven't cared to participate in a forum like this in a very long time.

I have changed much since my bride died.  I told someone a few days ago that my bride would no longer recognize me from a distance.  Even I have mistaken myself for somebody else in pictures.  I have lost six inches off my waist, but have only lost five pounds.  I got rid of my pony tail and wear my beard much shorter.  I walk or work out most mornings and am training to run in Tough Mudder next summer.  (Tough Mudder is a ten-mile military-style obstacle course.)  My walking partner says it is the first time she has ever seen me excited about anything since she has known me, so I guess that is a good thing.  Another friend, who lost her son three years ago, tells me, "It is the responsibility of survivors to continue to live."  By God's grace we will do so.

Blessings on us as we discuss the things of the Kingdom.
~~
traveler

Hi traveler
Interesting story you have, I'm sorry about your bride. I was curious:

why do you say bride and not wife?
Title: Re: hello again
Post by: traveler on November 30, 2012, 11:25:04 PM
Hi, resolute.

I purposed to love my bride like a newly wed all of our days.  Part of that was choosing to call her my bride.  I remember one day somebody heard us talking and asked us how long we had been married, expecting and answer of less than a year and we said something like "seventeen years!"  I was also in the habit of proposing to her just to make sure she knew that I still did.
~~
traveler
Title: Re: hello again
Post by: resolute on November 30, 2012, 11:34:55 PM
Hi, resolute.

I purposed to love my bride like a newly wed all of our days.  Part of that was choosing to call her my bride.  I remember one day somebody heard us talking and asked us how long we had been married, expecting and answer of less than a year and we said something like "seventeen years!"  I was also in the habit of proposing to her just to make sure she knew that I still did.
~~
traveler

:) cute and epic...

also I see you say that you train...do you use protein powder or meat?
Title: Re: hello again
Post by: traveler on November 30, 2012, 11:36:32 PM
@resolute - I do not eat meat and avoid eggs and dairy.  I do not take any protein supplements, but eat lots of organic whole grains and legumes which provide complete protein.
Title: Re: hello again
Post by: resolute on November 30, 2012, 11:38:04 PM
@resolute - I do not eat meat and avoid eggs and dairy.  I do not take any protein supplements, but eat lots of organic whole grains and legumes which provide complete protein.

thanks I do the same too...just wanted to cross reference...
Title: Re: hello again
Post by: newbie on December 01, 2012, 05:06:03 PM
Yes, I remember you and your bride.  Very sad indeed to lose a partner in life.