Thursday, May 22, 2008

Steve's been gone 7 years today

It was seven years ago today that my best friend and husband went to Heaven. There has been a lot of lonely days but I have been resting on God's promises. He has promised to be a father to the fatherless and a husband to the widow. Sure, that sounds good, doesn't it? I'll be the first to admit that the promises are reassuring but they are had to rest on when the going gets tough. I miss Steve so much but when I stop and think about his new home in Heaven, I get a little jealous. He's made it safely to the other side! I have been reading through my diary of the month before his death and have been reminded of so many miracles and ways in which God directed our paths. There is no doubt that it was GOD guiding us. We'd never walked this path before but HE helped us with every decision and gave assurance that HE loved us and cared for us.

I spent the evening with my pastor's wife, Ruth Anne Arnold. That was so nice. This was the first time we went to supper together like this in a very long time. We enjoyed our visit. It helped to pass the evening hours away. There is a tendency to sit and think, "7 years ago right now we were making funeral arrangements" or "7 years ago right now I was sitting on the couch as it was too painful to go to bed." But when I look back at the many miracles that have taken place in my life, I am blessed!!!!


I am putting a picture of Steve in this blog. It is one that was taken a couple of weeks before he passed away. His sister, Debbie, is standing by him and his mom, Bonnie, is behind him. He is sitting in my dining room. One of the boys had a problem with a fan and no one knew how to fix it but him, so he was trying to fix it while he was sitting up, as he couldn't sit up for very long before having to lie down again. I sure do miss this 'handyman'.

7 comments:

Grammy said...

Steve was a wonderful son-in-law!! We couldn't have asked for a better one and we miss him soooo much!! I can only imagine how lonely it must be for you! I wish you lived closer so that we could get together more often. We were wishing that we could come and have lunch with you, but with these gas prices, I am sure you understand. We thought about you and prayed for you throughout the day. We love you!

urhis said...

There doesn't seem to be anything that can be said to express how we feel when somebody as loved and respected as Steve passes from our home to God's Heaven but we can assure you that we are praying for you and His promises will not fail. God Bless you, Cathy

Leah said...

Steve is close in our memory. We love you!!

Sarah said...

Cheryl,

Just want you to know I'm thinking and praying for you today. We have more to go to Heaven for!!! Love ya!

grandmagene said...

Thinking of you Cheryl. I know it must be so hard. I can only imagine. Have you heard that song I Can Only Imagine!!! That is one of my favorites. I wish I lived closer to you too. Maybe some Tuesday evening I could come over and we could go out to eat and spend the evening together. You just let me know.

Kathie said...

Steve was the best Brother-in-law! What an awesome guy! If anyone made it to Heaven he did! I thought about you today. We all sure miss him!

Cheryl Watters said...

Thanks for all of the comments to my post. I appreciate them so much and do not take them lightly. Many times I feel like people expect me to be 'over it' by now and move on, but that is not how it works. I don't need sympathy, just understanding and you have all been so kind. Thanks for your love and friendship! Love ya all!