November 4, 2015

Sometimes Life Takes Sudden Turns

...without using its turn signal!  Hang on and hang in there!

Those are the words on a card I sent to a dear family member. And what I wrote inside may be cryptic, but it is the best I can do right now.

Dear M,

I realize my last card may have been a bit of a surprise.  I am surprised myself that I am taking this time in our lives to resolve that change needs to happen between us.

You must be aware, too, that I don't plan on changing you, only myself. What you do, or don't do, is entirely up to you.

I'm sad that I really cannot take private caller phone calls, and that means that we can't communicate by phone, but I think we'll grow from the reflective time we'll have. Letters are always welcome and they give us both time to think about what we really want to say.  One thing I know for sure is that I cannot be the receptacle for some else's anger, if they are unwilling to let go of that anger. It just doesn't work.  If we each find our way to happiness, how much we'll have to share.

In love, S

1 comment:

  1. Our closest relationships directly reflect where we are at that moment. Sometimes one person grows and moves on and the other stays stuck. In my own life I have been left behind and have left others behind. The relationship seemed perfect at the time and then one of us changed. Life is too short and we have to let go of what is not working and not take it personally.


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