When my mother’s long-term boyfriend passed away, I was worried that she might be wary of taking another chance on romance.So when I learned that she’d rekindled an old flame and had fallen in love again, I felt relieved.
And as a result, I have arrived at a place where I’m comfortable acknowledging that I again need male companionship, that I’m ready for some conversation that doesn’t involve the characters on “Sesame Street.” Having been raised by a single mother, I’m familiar with some of the cardinal dating rules. Don’t introduce him to the children until it is serious. Will I find a man who loves me — stretch marks and all — and who loves my children? I have no plans to put our wedding album or video into storage.
I worry about whether another man will be able to handle that. My son is too young to remember his father, and my daughter has never known what it’s like to have a daddy.
This is where I stand, as I consider dating once again. Gabriel developed epilepsy from a traumatic brain injury he sustained after being hit by a drunk driver 10 years prior, and he died from something known as Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP). He was a minister of music, a gifted singer, drummer and pianist; I am a Christian minister, and was the guest preacher.
It was two days after our third wedding anniversary. He told me he knew I was the one after he heard me preach. I will never forget the way he smiled at me from behind the church organ.
Your parent has a new partner..you are not convinced that this is the right person for your Mom or Dad.