Sharing With a Jewel

I am thankful for the exciting, happy times that I have. It is wonderful to experience mountain top highs and genuine joys in life. Every good moment comes with it’s painful chaser…I can’t tell Jana about this.

Every little thing, or big thing, is something that you want to share with the one you love. I had many years of visiting about life with the one I loved. It was important for me to listen to her experiences and I loved sharing mine with one who cared.

Friends are good to talk with, but, as many who are married would attest, there’s not a person closer than your spouse. The two people that become ‘one’ know each other and, the longer you spend together, know what their mate is thinking. I can reflect on things that happen in my life now and I know what Jana would say or how she would react.

What wonderful closeness with another human being! This relationship is to be cherished and nurtured. Not because you may not have it one day, but, because Godly, unconditional love for your spouse is God’s design and joy for your life.

Who can find a wife of noble character? She is far more precious than jewels.

Proverbs 31:10

A wife of noble character is her husband’s crown, but a wife who causes shame is like rottenness in his bones.

Proverbs 12:4

Jana was a joy to me, worth more than precious jewels! I was a joy to her, too. For this, I am thankful. We enjoyed doing ‘life’ together; sharing our stories, confessing our shortcomings, and spurring each other on to righteousness.

My life is taking on a new look and texture. The sensation of the vanishing fabric of what was still lingers on my fingers. The tears are too large and too plentiful to patch, new fabric must be sewn. I’m working on it… With the Lord’s help, I will continue to pull together my various scraps and create something meaningful again.

Author: kcradioman

I am the Director of Twin Oaks Family Care in Excelsior Springs, Mo. I hold a Master of Arts in counseling from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and, currently, am working on the Doctor of Ministry in Care and Counseling at MBTS. My wife and I were married in 1998 and we had 2 daughters. On July 26th, 2019, my lovely wife, Jana, was diagnosed with Leukemia and began treatment. On Aug 7th, 2019, she died of complications from the chemo treatment. God prepared us and sustains us. My way of grieving includes being open and transparent about my feelings. My hope is to provide a voice of support for others experiencing grief.

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