“If I could sit across the porch from God, I’d thank him for lending me, you.”
I first read a quote very similar, if not the same as the one above, on a greeting card when I was in my twenties. I bought it and gave it to my then-long-time boyfriend. He was my first love.
Sadly, I recently found out that he passed away a few years ago, leaving behind his wife and three daughters.
Hearing about his death hit me very hard; my memories of our time together are filled with great affection. I’m so glad that he was a part of my life.
I’m also so happy that he found someone who he loved deeply and that they had three beloved daughters. I can imagine what a wonderful father he must have been.
While processing my initial grief, I remembered this quote, and then, of course, me being me, I created this image quote.
It’s irrelevant if you believe in God or not. What is more important is that you know, deep inside, who you are irrevocably thankful for in your life.
For me, one of those people was Randy.