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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Valentine (05/16/05)

TITLE: Love is patient, Love is kind based on I Corinthians 13:4
By ric gustafson
05/22/05


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Jonathan Ryberg sat in the wicker chair and held his wife's now cold hand. His beloved wife of exactly 50 years had just closed her eyes after telling Jonathan that she loved him. As he held Agnes's hand, tears came to Jonathan's eyes as he looked around the beautiful garden of the brand new Brentwood Retirement Village. There were beautiful flowers around this garden and a couple of huge maple trees.

Jonathan looked over at his wife, who seemed to be at peace now and thought about their lives together over the past 50 years. Jonathan met Agnes while attending a small Lutheran church in Castle Rock, Vermont. Their parents knew each other which helped and both had very outgoing personalities. Jonathan and Agnes fell in love and were married a year and a half later. Within seven years, Jonathan and Agnes had two wonderful kids and now they were grandparents of four.

Patience and kindness had to prevail over fifty years because life always throws curve balls. Jonathan started smoking when he was very young and as the years went on the habit changed into an addiction. As a Christian, Jonathan knew he should quit but could not do it. Agnes put up with it for six years, but after the smoking and anger problem almost destroyed the marriage, Jonathan knew it was time to change.

Relying on his Christian faith and his church friends, Jonathan quit smoking and his anger slowly went away and he became a better husband to Agnes. Over the remaining years, Jonathan and Agnes were active with church activities and had a good group of church friends.

Jonathan noticed the Valentine's Day card in Agnes's other clutched hand. Jonathan had given the card to Agnes a little while ago because today was Valentine's Day. Agnes looked at the card, clutched it to her chest, and explained "Thank you, Jonathan. I love you so much". "I love you too", Jonathan said said as he kissed Agnes and had tears in his eyes. Agnes looked over, smiled at Jonathan, and then closed her eyes forever. Jonathan saw the nurse coming down the garden's sidewalk and he turned toward his wife, gave her a peck on the cheek and said "Goodbye, my love. Happy Valentine's Day.".


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dub W05/24/05
Touching. A warm story.