Monday, January 12, 2015
This was a tough weekend in our house. Helping a daughter go through that first horrible break-up is one way to turn everyone's life upside down.
It's gut-wrenching to watch your child experience the kind of lying, betrayal, and pain that relationships can often bring. As a naive 18 year old, she has the most trusting soul and really sees only the good in people.
The worst part...Daddy and I knew this guy's story from the day we met him. As we watched her fall fast, we warned her about his type and the road that lay ahead, knowing there was nothing we could do except wait for the pieces to fall.
In the end, our warnings peaked her curiosity enough to seek the truth. And then, she was left to make the toughest decision in her life so far.
But it doesn't feel any better when your child calls sobbing and choking out the words "you were right". Picking up the fragile pieces of your child's broken heart...well it just sucks.
Her and I spent a lot of time together this weekend. In between the bouts of crying, there was a lot of talking and plenty of movie watching. But it was Daddy's conversation with her last night that seemed to help the most. It wasn't a comfortable conversation for Him, I'm sure. He tends to leave the love and relationship stuff to me.
But He has such a way with all of us. He is our strength and stability when we need it most. And I honestly don't know what we would ever do without Him.