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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

while the heart breaks

The words came over me in a rush as my chest tightened and the tears fell. I sobbed the first of many shared sobs as what I counted as a dear family friend broke the news to me: He had asked my best friend for a divorce - left her - while I was swimming with turtles on what felt like a second honeymoon.

Days have passed and still, I walk around in a daze, watching my inner circle grieve in the wake of his decision, one I am certain he will come to regret. I feel duped, tricked. I look at their beautiful boys and weep.

I feel restless, of no use, while I stand here and watch and seethe and toss and turn and wish it just wasn't so.

9 comments:

Fantastic Forrest said...

Me too.

flutter said...

so sorry for everyone.

dkuroiwa said...

so sad.
life pretty much sucks the big one sometimes.
be strong.
{hugs}

Professor J said...

As Flutter said so well, I am sorry for everyone.

Tom said...

Whew. No consolation for that. Be Jesus to your friends.

stephanie (bad mom) said...

Yes.

Glad we're together; I keep praying through my gritted teeth. I hope God's cool with that.

Sam said...

I know that daze and I wish that noone else ever had to feel it! I had a friend who would make the boys and me meals and help to keep the laundry caught up. Words can't express to her how she saved me and I hope that your friend has someone like that in her life too!

brandy101 said...

Its terrible.What a shock.

She is lucky to have a friend like you, though.

lapoflux said...

I hope everyone will be okay. Horrible situation.