Grateful for a second chance

by MIchael Baggett
(Gardendale, Al)

I'm 50 and lost my wife in 2009 suddenly to illness and my mother just 9 weeks before this. My world was rocked and turned upside down. I felt for awhile as if I was sailing without a compass.


Faith in God and the Bible and prayer helped me through it all. Good friends I could call anytime really helped me make some tough days.

I made a decision about one month after my wife's death that I was not going to live in the past and say, my life is over; rather, I'm going to look ahead and live again.

Soon, I was willing to reach out to the opposite sex and communicate. I met a fine lady who had been praying for someone like me. We hit it off. We married 7 months later and are so happy.

What a wonderful life I have having started completely over in life. With the help of God and friends and a determination to go on and live, I can say life is approaching better than ever!

Never give up. It can be better. It can be great. You can make it happen with a litle help from God and friends.

Michael Baggett

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Grateful2.