I've noticed a phenomenon now that I'm getting older. I'm sure it was always there, but I'm just noticing it. We've had quite a few men whose wives have died. Within six month or so, they are dating. One was even remarried in three months after being a devoted husband to his wife of over fifty years.
At first, I was dismayed and not a little disgusted. Was all their devotion just a sham? This week we found out yet another friend was dating again after his wife died about eight months ago.
I told Dave that after seeing this happen over and over again, I was sure that if I went on to heaven first, he'd replace me in no time so I didn't have to worry about him. The women would be lining up to snag my handsome guy. He laughed and said something I hadn't thought about. The Bible actually says man was not meant to be alone. It's right there in Genesis 2:18. And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
So it's obviously in man's nature that he seeks out a new wife. My Dave would be a mess without me. It would spoil heaven for me if I thought he was trying to go it alone and missing me so terribly. But I would like him to wait a LITTLE while. LOL But for myself, I don't see me replacing him. He'd be a hard man to replace for one thing. I'm spoiled. He does so many things and does them so well. And he's always trying to please me. Well, except that refusal to build me a master bathroom thing. :)
How about you? I know this is slightly morbid, but we're all going to face eternity at some point. How would you feel if your spouse remarried? Do you think he/she would mourn or replace?
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