I was inspired to write this piece after reading something another writer posted this morning. She is very talented and inspiring.
I’ve been married and divorced twice. Lasting nearly 12 years, the ending of my second marriage broke my heart… completely. I’d planned on growing old with my second wife. Unfortunately…her long term plans didn’t include me…it happens.
At the age of 40, my beautiful wife began to struggle with the inevitable: Growing older. Even though I reminded her daily of how attractive she was, she began to struggle over every line, wrinkle, and grey hair.
Our society teaches us it’s not okay for women to grow older. As a man with two ex-wives [marriages] totaling 20 years, my knowledge level is high with regard to the struggle our world forces upon our women to remain youthful.
I was completely devoted to my second wife and had planned on remaining so for the rest of my life. We’re out there, men who will stay true and honor our wives to the end, always seeing the beauty within every line and wrinkle. Being so deeply in love can easily be compared to having children unless you’ve experienced it, you may never truly understand.
January 17, 2020