This true story begins without accurate dates. This story happens when I was about eight in 1969 Haverhill, Massachusetts’s. I used to go to the store for seniors. There was this one couple, Mr. and Mrs. Peaceman. I know they had an awesome name. Fits their story of their life. A couple who fell in love growing up. Never had children, because Mrs. Peaceman couldn’t. I loved them as if they was my parents. Anyways they would have me go to the corner store for them. Just to get a few things. They had the grocery store guy deliver their grocery’s. I would sit with them a while and visit. I prayed I would have a marriage like theirs one day. The stuff they told me was about how they did things always together. Went to school together, went to church together, went home together, have disagreements together and basically they did everything together. Well I would visit during Summer and school breaks during some days. They would go to the Doctors together. They lived on the third floor of the building in an apartment. There was no elevator’s. This one day I came to visit them and they was just starting to walk down the stairs with their canes. So I walked with them. I think that was the day I really learned what perseverance was all about. I was so used to being rushed was by Mr. drill Sargent. He He. My dad! So we get down stairs, there was a taxi waiting for them. My cousin Ziggy drove the cab. Ziggy helped them in the cab. They drove off.
When I was about 13 years old. Mr. Peaceman was very ill. The Doctor’s said he was dying. I would go to the 3rd floor. The door was left open. I asked Mrs. Peaceman why her door was left open? Mrs. Peaceman told me that Jesus was coming to get Mr. Peaceman. I said why? Mrs. Peaceman explained it to me how his body was just a shell and his spirit was going to Heaven. Really! I didn’t understand! But I didn’t tell her that. I knew she was going to be alone when Jesus came to get Mr. Peaceman. Of course I cried. They was my friends. Most of all Jesus was their best friend. I was just being selfish. Just saying.
I came to visit another day, knocked on the door and Mrs. Peaceman opened the door. I knew Mr. Peaceman was gone. I cried, but she wouldn’t let me. Told me be strong for her. I would still go to the store for Mrs. Peaceman. It was like a month later. I went to knock on her door and there was no answer. Mrs. Gleason who lived on the 3rd floor also; told me that Mrs. Peaceman had passed away. I was sad! Yes, I was glad God guided me in their life. They showed me that Marriage is not bad. They showed me that Marriage is not all about selfishness. I praise God! For guiding me and blessing me with the learning through others, I would have never learned by myself if it had not been through others filled with God’s unconditional love and care.
© Written by: Susan Ruth Robertson 4/24/2017
“Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.”
– 1 Peter 4:8
“Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”
– Ecclesiastes 4:12
“Be completely humble and gentle; Be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the spirit through the bond of peace.”
– Ephesians 4:2-3
“For I know the plans I have for you, ‘Declare The Lord,’ plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
– Jeremiah 29:11
“Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”
– Mark 10:9
– When you first enter into marriage, the last thing you are thinking or wanting is a divorce! But, through the years of being together in unity, you may enter times of hardship, trails or so called friends that threaten your relationship. If this is ever the case, allow God’s word come into play. You have been joined together under God, don’t let anything or anyone separate your love for each other. There are people out there that want what you have. But they don’t realize how two people worked so hard to get the beautiful unity that they share together as one with God. Stay close and don’t give up!!!!