I must say that it was a pleasure to find that the people on this site ARE Real! Thank You to all who have responded with such kindness. Please be patient with me, as I am new to the internet thing. I have been widowed for 6 months now, after being with my wife for almost 31 years. Yes, I started very early in life, and I have 4 children, 3 girls and 1 boy, that range in age from 30, 29, 28, and 26. They hvae all been grown and on their own for several years now. Between them all, I have a total of 8 grandchildren! I spent over 25 years as an owner/operator of a trucking company. I quit this about 9 years ago, working local to take care of my wife until she passed. For the last 3 years, I have been attending college, and have earned my Associate Degree in Criminal Justice, with an emphasis in Law Enforcement. I have 2 more 8 week terms left to complete my Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice, with a minor in Psychology. So, after a lifetime of doing one thing, I am now embarking on a new career. I am on the City Council of my hometown, and work at a Sheriff's Department on Saturdays, and am a full-time student for a short time longer. So, I do stay very busy, but there is still a longing and need for someone to love and love me, that I cna grow stronger in the Lord with. I am a small town man, who has been all over this country, and still prefers a small town way of life. I was asked to share more on this site, and this may be way too much, but I want to be as upfront as possible, so everyone knows where I am at right now, as well as where I am going. I guess because I have not had much practice at the dating thing may be why I conceive it being so very hard, but it has been up to this point. God Bless everyone, and I pray that God will lead us everyone to who he has for us!