Chris’ Story

Chris’ Story

Chris talks about how he has adapted to various losses.

His constant cheerfulness and appreciation for things in the moment, are outshone by his ultimate hope…

Chris says: Life in later years can be challenging. In 2002 I lost my wife, Shirley, to cancer. Losing the person closest to you is tough but I felt God protecting and carrying me through. It was comforting to know she was out of pain and had gone home to be with the Lord. God’s promise is: “I will never leave you or forsake you.”

But as the body ages and fails I have a sure hope…

Although it was hard adjusting to life on my own, it was so good to know God’s presence at all times. I’ve had type 1 diabetes for 67 years and this has got harder to manage with age. A couple of years ago my leg became infected and I had to have it amputated and then recently I’ve lost some vision in my left eye. But as the body ages and fails in various ways, I have a sure hope of a new body, trusting in Jesus’ resurrection. And I am looking forward to being united again with Shirley and with the Lord forever.

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