April 1, 2014

Well, April Fool’s Day is here again. I have had some issues with this day for the last eight years. Through the years, many tricks were played on me. Some were funny, some were terrifying, some were mean, some were played on me by my students and friends. However, April 1, 2014 was the only one that broke my heart and changed my life.

Clyde left his earthly home, and joined Our Heavenly Father for eternity. It is truly a bittersweet memory. I am truly thankful that my sweet and precious knight in shiny armor doesn’t have to suffer any more pain, but I miss him more than words can say! The doctors called it “a widow maker”. That phrase does not adequately describe the situation it creates! I am not just a widow; I am a wife whose husband waits on the other side.

I can remember many times when he waited for me: When he retired, he waited patiently for me while I worked late most days. He never complained, and he often did something that would warm my heart! I need to write a book about all my memories of him. I treasure those memories, and they continue to lift me up and keep me going!

Thank YOU, Heavenly Father, for allowing Clyde and me to share our hearts and lives for over 51 wonderful years! Thank You for the children, grandchildren, family, friends, and blessings you showered on us! Especially, Thank YOU for loving and watching over us! Until we meet again for eternity, I will imagine you are waiting with a smile and open arms! I sure do miss your hugs!

About Hester Guest

I am a retired teacher. I love spending time with my children, grandchildren, and friends. Reading, studying my Bible, sewing, and playing games on my computer, phone, or tablet fill my spare time. Jesus is my Saviour!
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