I'm totally bushed. Just got home. My day today ended on a sad note when I got a phone call from a relative telling me that some shocking, sad news that she has apparently kept to herself for over a year to refrain from hurting her sons and her Mom. But you can't keep something like that bottled up inside you and remain sane. She finally relented, called me to vent and rant and wordlessly scream out her frustration. We cried together over the phone and I cursed her husband for doing this to her.
What is it about most men that make them so dense? Is it some kind of anomaly in their genetic makeup that turns them into morons and drive them to abandon their family so easily. Is that what marriage is nowadays? If the man feels that he's gotten tired of it all, he'll just send his wife a text message and tell her "I want out. It's over. Let's part ways." That's it? Years of marriage goes down the drain.
I'd like to remain single forever if that's the case.
My parents have, thank God, stayed together for nearly 40 years. (And no, don't start making that as a basis to compute my age because they remained childless for quite a while before they had me). Sure they fight a lot. My Dad used to drink a lot. My Mom was a nagger. And I was a witness to how some of their fights would turn a bit nasty when I was growing up (especially when Mom was going through her menopausal stage).
But they stayed together. They worked hard at making it work because they had faith in their marriage. And everyday they prayed hard enough. Sure there were times they must have felt like ripping each other's throats but they're still together now. After all these years.
Thinking of my parents' marriage makes me want to strangle my relative's husband even more. He could have that waiting for him after 30 or so years, but he's throwing it all away for some inane, stupid, irrational reason.
So much for a tidbit of a post!
To end this, just a picture of the other half of the marriage that has inspired me to believe that there is hope in a happily forever after: