It’s amazing the info you remember when awake
at 3:00 a.m.
I need to purchase a new recording device as short-
term memory is ‘short’ these days.
The hands of the clock, tick-tock – tick tock, most
definitely move at the pace of a snail.
This week I shared answers to a few exercises from
my self-love journal.
One day I wrote ’bout a tragedy, a stillbirth, followed
by a miracle (birth of my ‘Rainbow baby’ two years
later on same date, near exact time).
A short share ’bout forgiveness and indiscretions.
Within days of returning home after the stillbirth,
a strange occurrence began during dinner hour.
The telephone would ring followed by a hangup
when I answered the call.
Approximately an hour later the person whom I
loved most in the world would leave (new regimen)
for a nightly walk with the Beagle on leash.
To spend some time alone after a loss can be
therapeutic for the paternal parent – known fact.
It didn’t take long to catch onto this new pattern.
The phone call was a signal and three hours
later man and dog returned home.
Although far from funny at the time, neither
of them lost an ounce.
There were lots of harsh words spoken and
the decision to remain married rather than to
divorce agreed upon by both.
People at vulnerable times often seek solace
elsewhere. Sad, but true.
If you’ve lived thru such an experience, you’ll
understand healing from a tragedy doesn’t
occur in the arms of another.
Indiscretions only exacerbate the situation
marital partners should work on together.