Monday, September 10, 2012
I SEE You
Have you ever been so hurt that you don't understand why people can't see your pain by looking at you? I have. It is a very lonely feeling.
My mom passed away Christmas morning. After we got the phone call my husband was driving me to my childhood home. We stopped at a stoplight and I looked into the car next to me. The father was wearing a Santa hat and the mom was smiling back at their kids. I remember thinking, "How can they be laughing? Can't they see I'm in agony? Don't they know my mom just died?"
Betrayal stings. It knocks you down and keeps your head spinning. It is so very hard to find your equilibrium. You wonder if you will ever be able to stand again. And yet no one sees that you have fallen.
A couple of weeks ago I was having one of those knock you down and leave you breathless sort of weeks. I was walking into Pei Wei for some lunch when a man offered to wash my windows. I said no thank you and thought no more of him while I ate my honey glazed shrimp. But as I was leaving I noticed him sitting outside the door. My intentions were selfish as I gave him all the cash I had. I thought, "I need to see one good thing happen to someone today."
"God bless you," he said. Those are words that are thrown around carelessly. But I truly appreciate them and when I say them I mean it,
"God bless you."
"I love you."
"I SEE you."
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And just a fun little note, this is my 1111 post on my blog!