All of our lives have two things in common: a beginning and an end. We might not like it, but death is very real and very unavoidable. God has given us time on this Earth and the best thing we can do with that time is to serve him to the best of our abilities and make the most of our existence. A woman shared a photo of a widower who was having his valentine’s dinner alone. Except, there was a second glass of wine on the table and an urn with his wife’s ashes. He sat across from her ashes and had his dinner, he seemed really upset. He doesn’t start eating after his meal arrives. Instead, he puts his head in his hands and starts crying. The image was just so unbearably heartbreaking. Chasidy Gwaltney was touched by this moment so she decided to share an image of it with the world.
She shared the image on Facebook, writing, “You know? We are all guilty of taking our other half for granted from time to time. We may forget to give a goodbye kiss, say I love you or just be so caught up in what we are doing at the moment that we don’t notice the very little things that mean so much to our special someone. I saw something today that has made me remember that we won’t always have each other to hold, talk to, love, play with or even just aggravate every now and then. This picture speaks loudly, and it may hurt your heart as it has mine. This man looks like he is spending Valentine’s Day alone at first glance, but that is actually his wife in that very beautiful bottle sitting on the table. Apparently, his love for her was and still is very strong as he takes her ashes out for Valentine’s lunch date together. He even bought her a glass of wine…. Please love your Sweetheart while you have the opportunity, you never know what tomorrow will bring or take away! Happy Valentine’s Day All!!!”
The picture was shared more than 422,000 times and there were many discussions surrounding it. Most people were truly touched and reminded of how precious life really is. Even though we get mad at our spouse from time to time, let’s remember that we still love them and give them the appreciation that they deserve. You never know when life could turn sour.
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