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Looking back, this is a visual of who Cady is- no matter what season of life she is in she looks for ways to give and serve others.That weekend, a new type of friendship started between Cady and me. I perceived this desire to be around her at that time as a deep care and respect for this amazing widow.Not to be sappy, but I experienced what can only be described as a kind of “love at first sight” that weekend. It was immediate love when I saw her with new eyes.My Dad, as he likes to do, was giving us a tour of the Charleston area on his boat.I do not know how I could have walked through this season without knowing Jordan.Cady and I get the chance to reminisce about this amazing man, and when Jordan is discussed at family gatherings I have the opportunity to not only appreciate the memories of him, but also contribute.
I told her that I knew the timing was not good, but I wanted to address what was happening between us. ” are what you wrestle with when you realize you are falling in love with the wife of a dear friend you lost. Doing life without him here on this earth is incredibly difficult- even to this day. He wrestled through his second battle of cancer alongside his wife, Cady, for 9 months. Getting the phone call that Jordan was gone still seems surreal to me.But when I saw her in this new light, it was love at first sight for me.I knew at that moment that I would wait as long as it took to pursue this beautiful woman.Well, if you know Cady (or have followed her story), you know that she actually ended up doing the ministering to our family.She got out of the car with a massive suitcase to give clothes to me, as a way to honor husband’s close friend.Finally, I let some of my (and Jordan’s) close friends in on my process.I came to terms relatively quickly about my feelings.The biggest aspect I had to accept is that this pursuit would honor Jordan.Deuteronomy 25:5 instructs a single man to marry his own brother’s wife should she be widowed.