January 1, 2014 was a great day for our family. Kristy was married to her boyfriend Jerry up in a small church in South Carolina. Kristy has had a difficult time of it, raising grandson Anthony by herself, even with our help.
As a sign of the times, Kristy met Jerry online through a dating site. They started corresponding and became committed to each other before they had even met in person. Last April, Kristy drove from Myrtle Beach to Tennessee to actually meet Jerry and his family.
Their relationship continued and Jerry moved to Myrtle Beach. Although Myrtle Beach is a great place to retire, it has few jobs that pay more than minimum wage. So, after several months Kristy and Jerry relocated nearer the Charlotte area where there are more jobs.
They are building a life together with the Anthony in the upstate of South Carolina. Although we miss them on a daily basis, we are happy that they are together building their own life.
Kristy still has medical problems. Two days before the end of the year she had an operation and spent an overnight in the hospital. She and Jerry were not to be deferred from their wedding, and they were married on New Year’s Day in a lightly attended ceremony. We were pleased that Kristy and Jerry’s pastor agreed to come out on New Year’s Day and marry them.
Unfortunately, Kristy had to return to the hospital for another overnight stay to get her body into balance, but it does not diminish the joy we feel for her new relationship.