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She Cares For All

Story ID:10611
Written by:Michael Timothy Smith (bio, link, contact, other stories)
Story type:Musings, Essays and Such
Location:Caldwell Idaho USA
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Ginny finished a long work day. She was tired; It was raining hard. She got into her car, She wiped
the rain from her glasses. Gin wanted to get home and relax, but God
had other plans for her. She had a couple of errands to do along the way. She pulled into
the parking lot of a local store.

She ran up to the door, as a man exited. He seemed distraught.

Inside the store, Ginny asked the clerk, “That man seemed upset. Is he OK?”

The clerk looked at her with tears in her eyes. “He said his wife just died two
hours ago.”

Ginny tried to breathe. A memory of a deep pain squeezed her chest. She was
once again in a hospital room, watching her first husband take his last breath.

Ginny turned and rushed out the door. She caught up with the man. “Excuse me,

The man turned, “Yes?”

“The clerk just told me what happened. I want you to know how sorry I am and
understand your pain.”

He stared at her, eyes brimming with tears. “Thank you.”

“You see …I know the pain. I lost my husband eleven years ago. I know.”


“Yes. Would you like a hug?”

He didn’t say a word. Instead, he collapsed into Ginny’s arms and sobbed on her
shoulder, as the rain soaked them.

They cried together.

He composed himself and stepped away. “Thank you.”

“My husband and I are both widow and widowers. We know loss and it holds us

“You married again?” He seemed shocked.

“Believe it or not, you can find love again. You may too one day.”

They exchanged numbers. Ginny wants to check in on him and see how he is
doing. When he is ready, we’ll take him to lunch and try to help him through this..

That’s my beautiful wife.

She came home in tears that evening and soon had me crying.

Ginny is my gem.

I thank God for blessing me with my wife.

She cares for all.

Michael T. Smith