After 40 years as a minister/church pastor, I retired at 65. My wife of 44 years died one year prior. But I remarried a wonderful woman who literally saved my life by loving me.
I bought a home, moved, got a PT job at Home Depot, we connected with a local congregation, made new good friends in our faith community.
I'm 4 hours away from my adult kids, but we talk every week and visit often. We now live close to my brother and his wife.
I've overcome the grief and depression by not allowing self-pity, staying active and taking control of my own life.
We're having lots of fun and enjoying God's blessings everyday.
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