Singleness – One Voice

February 16, 2014


I have written this meditation in my mind numerous times trusting that the Spirit would bring to my attention the pieces that would be most beneficial for each of us. How well I have succeeded remains to be seen. I cannot speak for all single persons but I can share my story.

My present singleness began on Christmas Day 19 years ago when Bryan, my husband of 38 years, died from complications of a lung transplant at the University of California San Diego Medical Center, half way across the country from our home in Iowa. My daughter, Ellen, and I made arrangements for the autopsy and cremation, and then flew back to Iowa for the memorial service on a cold snowy weekend in late December 1994. A few weeks after Bryan’s death, his brother Robert died of prostate cancer and I left with Lois Mast’s parents for Harrisonburg to attend that service. By the end of January our renters had found another place to live, and with two of my sons I flew to CA to pack up our things and drive the car back to Iowa.

Bible References

  • Matthew 5:1 - 8
  • Psalm 139:1 - 6