Sunday, March 30, 2014



     I was and am a blessed man, because God gave me a great wife!
  Charlotte never lied to me, never deceived me and never said anything she did mean in the whole 32 years we were married. In short she spoiled me. How many people, mean what they say! But She did, and I never realized how precious that was and is to me.
  Charlotte made me believe nice guy don’t necessarily finish last. Now that’s she is gone I’m starting to think she may have been wrong and besides,( I never was a nice guy anyway although I tried for her)…But She made me feel strong when I was not. She gave all of herself to me and that made me want to do more for her. As it turns out, My only regret is that I didn’t do more for her than I did. Because I now know she deserved it more than I can say. Now quickly I fell back in to my old bad attitude. She changed my way of thinking and behaving.

Charlotte and I were married 33 years ago. And I miss her greatly. She is the only person in my life who ever loved me unconditionally. She was always there for me. She made me believe in me. She caused me to be a better person. She made want to press on. She showed me what love was and is. She may me who I am. I will always love her.

Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.

One year ago March 31 the Lord in His sovereignty took Charlotte home. And I will not pretend to know or understand way. God used this woman mighty in my life and taught me much through her. And now I hope I have and will continue to learn what He intents to teach me through her death.
It has been said adversity reveals the character of a man to himself. And so it has and I don’t like what I see. Like I said Charlotte changed my way of thinking and behaving. And I find myself questioning every thing I believe and “asking why do I believe that.” .” And the answer are coming very slow. But they are coming.


Laura S. said...
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Laura S. said...

Draper family:
I want to let you all know you are in our prayers, and our hearts. I didn't get to meet Mrs. Draper, I just know she was a wonderful godly woman, and that is good enough for me. I am sorry you are all in so much pain, that no one can take away, except Jesus. Rest in Him, she is at His feet.
We are here if you need us, and the Church misses you all. May God continue to bless you all.
In Christ,
The Smith fam.

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