nealb49 write: Thanks havfun, I'm needing to get away for awhile also. It's hard though to just pick up and go. So many memories. I'm taking my time to sort things out and go through this grieving process. Have put up the bike, we spent so much time together on, for sale and have put a deposit on a new bike. It's kind of a letting go of the past and starting fresh. I know I need to move forward, although I believe this will always be with me. Planning a real long ride in the spring from Oregon to New Hampshire (Laconia) then on to see the US, old friends and daughter in VA. It's a goal we always wanted to do together, now a memorial ride. I hope to clear some of the cobwebs out of my head, meet folks around the country and discover the future. You've heard the saying "life's what happens when your making other plans". I've got an empty slate right now -- lot's to consider.
Hi nealb49, Sorry to hear about your loss...Hugs...May I suggest a thread you might want to check out here on BikerKiss? Look under "Romance" & the thread is called "Widow and Widowers post only please".
Havfun--by likeminded I mean we believe in Jesus...I don't worry about the denominations because the bottom line is pretty simple--serve God and love each other. I believe love isn't so much how you feel as how you treat others. I was raised a Catholic but pretty much opted for fundamentalism at the age of 18. I believe there are God-fearing nuns and priests who really serve God but I don't agree with alot of their notions. For one thing bible study wasn't encouraged where I was so I just believed as I was directed. In any case God knows the heart no matter what we call it.
Hey nealb49---there's no words I can say to make things easier for you but I can pass on something it took me a long time to figure out. Make yourself think of only the good times you had with her and push the rest away. The sadness will be replaced after a while. Don't stop talking to her because the best part of her isn't gone. One more thing--she feels better now and because of love won't want you to suffer.
nealb49 write: It's good to see a few folks that know who to put 1st in their life. I'm pretty new to this. Just lost the love of my life to 'multiple systems atrophy' after 34 years, the last 10 we learned what it really ment to "serve to live and live to serve" and we spent the last 3 years 24/7 together letting go and letting God. Right now I'm just looking for folks to talk to. I spend most of my time trying to understand God's purpose and seeking direction for the future. It's like being shoved out of an airplane wondering if the parachute is going to open while I'm free-falling at 120 mph.
he4a my friend, my circumstances are very different, but ican identify with your feelings, im taking a weeks vacation in the mountains to sort my head out, i hope, but i am here to listen to you, or nayone else, anytime. This, i think, is the fellowship we are encouraged to participate in. Anyone can sit in the pew, or sing, (well, i cant!) but supporting each other in time of need, thats really serving the Lord, and your brothers or sisters, my prayers are with you, and your dearly departed.
mikif write: Hey Rides and you too Gruven...between the three of our locations there must be thousands of Christians. I guess we're just hard to spot because by appearances you can't tell the difference. God bless you and remember you have a friend here in San Diego.
there are a lot of Christians on this site, but i doubt that we are neccessarily like minded, or else why would there be so many denominations, let alone religious systems? Faith, love, are such simple things, but the interpretation of them is up to the individual, and thus as unique as each individual. Christ is my saviour, and my best friend!And He can be the same for anyone that calls on Him, amen!
Hey Rides and you too Gruven...between the three of our locations there must be thousands of Christians. I guess we're just hard to spot because by appearances you can't tell the difference. God bless you and remember you have a friend here in San Diego.
I'm a real Christian man ,but I'm in south carolina, i do a prison ministry, mostly music and testimony,sorry so far away, would love to meet someone with a true heart for Christ here. there is none other but Him! penpals? nick