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No. 0     Original Topic:  Success?   
By:  john   Gender: M   Age: 45   on  Nov 17, 2004 at 10:50 PM   Viewed 195092 times     
I joined this site a few years ago when my wife left the children and me to find herself or whatever it was she was looking for. I was trust into life as a single parent; this required many changes in my life. I wasn't ready for the changes nor did I have a clue as to what those changes would be. But, I put my trust in God and with a little help from my relatives I made the transition from just dad who comes homes from work, pats each kid one the head, asks how the day was and sends them off to bed. Into the coming home from work early to help with homework, cook dinner and make sure baths are taken and.... (Well its a long list now, believe me) type dad. I was overwhelmed, but managed and after the kids were sleeping I would get online and log on and go to the chat room where I could at least get a little adult conversation albeit childish adult conversation for the most part. But, then I met her...... it was like the woman of my dreams typing words to me, I had no clue what she looked like, where she was, or anything else apart from the words. They weren't the profound words of deep wisdom or educated words of a teacher but they were her words, honest words. I could feel what she felt through the words she used. She wasn't a great writer but she captured my imagination with every word I read. We started out with little silly jokes and jabs and eventually got to know each other though this media. I never even saw a picture of her and I probably never will but I can never thank her enough for all she did for me while disguising herself as needing help. She taught me more about me than I ever wanted to know. I thought I was the one giving the advice and teaching her the way but as I look back, whether planned or not she managed to teach me from the position of willing student. I wouldn't have learned any other way at that time in my life, I needed to believe I was giving the lessons (an ego thing I'm sure) she had no objections but continued to be the eager student with questions that made me question my answers. We had dreams of meeting one day and all the romantic stuff you read about followed by happily ever after. We had long conversations about it, heck; we had long conversations about almost everything under the sun. We had a beautiful relationship for a long time without knowing what the other even looked like. They were moments of bliss that were beyond anything one would ever expect to find anywhere or from anyone. She has since moved on I'm not exactly sure why but I am so grateful for meeting her here and having what we had in that little window on my computer screen......

I think it was a success... but I suppose that's just a matter of perspective....



In Jesus time fundamentalists were called Pharasies
No. 1     Reply: Re: Success?   
By:  Lighthouse   Gender: F   Age: 28   on  Nov 18, 2004 at 11:16 AM     
Thanks for sharing your story. Not the ending I was hoping for when I first started reading the post, but at least she made a difference in your life. People are put in our lives and paths for various reasons and maybe she was not put in your life for a committed future, but to show you that you could survive as a single parent and grow as a person.

Best wishes in life

May God continue to Bless You.


Lighthouse

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Phil 4:13
No. 2     Reply: Re: Success?   
By:  Gary208   Gender: M   Age: 57   on  Nov 18, 2004 at 12:03 PM     
Hi John

Great story, really.

Many people come into our lives for a purpose at just the right time.
Then after we get through whatever it was we had to endure, they seem to vanish just as quickly as they appeared.

Often this sudden disappearance hurts very deeply and sometimes we might blame ourselves rather than continue to look on the brighter side of the acquaintance and its possible reason for occuring just when it did.

When you can see such an event as being beneficial and even hold claim to it as being a success, you are definately on the right track and only greater success stories will follow.

TTUL
Gary
No. 3     Reply: Re: Success?   
By:  SouthernLady614   Gender: F   Age: 38   on  Nov 20, 2004 at 10:07 PM     
I thought your story was lovely. I'm glad that you had someone who could be a friend when you needed one the most. The process of grieving is no fun, but it can be a lighter burden when shared with another.
No. 4     Reply: Re: Success?   
By:  listenandhear   Gender: F   Age: 56   on  Nov 17, 2013 at 12:05 AM     
that is a beautiful story and by the way if you are reading happy birthday.
No. 5     Reply: Re: Success?   
By:  RadioPreacherMan   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Jan 20, 2014 at 5:54 PM     
The pillow of comfort !

We can look to people as our pillow of comfort.

I have always found ... when the pillows are taken away ...

God is drawing us to seek and have Him as our pillow.

But ... we still need people too ... and it may only be ONE !

The one God sent our way ... to not only comfort ... but show the way.

Then ... as we fine our way ... our one pillow may be pulled away.

God ... our heavenly pillow will always be with us !



No. 6     Reply: Re: Re: Success?   
By:  BarrowedAngel52   Gender: F   Age: 61   on  Jan 22, 2014 at 1:51 AM     
Lighthouse wrote:

Thanks for sharing your story. Not the ending I was hoping for when I first started reading the post, but at least she made a difference in your life. People are put in our lives and paths for various reasons and maybe she was not put in your life for a committed future, but to show you that you could survive as a single parent and grow as a person.

Best wishes in life

May God continue to Bless You.



Lighthouse..................I am here to testify to that! Amen! We just never know do we...but, God does show us as we seek him and his will for us, and our lives. I bet your a very strong and great Dad! Just what you probably never thought you had become...I tip my hat to you, (cowgirl-hat) Their has been many women who had to do what you just did, as well as other men! People come and go. But, God brings the right people at the right time! Amen? Consider yourself highly honored! Your not alone, we share your grief. But, Its not over, until its over! Hang on my brother!

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Phil 4:13