LIFE AND ITS OFFERS


Vignettes

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Memoirs from yesteryear

She was indeed a FRIEND from hell. She warmed her way into our hearts in a rather stealthy yet profound manner. Her smile was warm yet her heart so guarded. We tried to unravel her mystery but it was her well kept secret.  However, little by little, she had us around her finger. We did all that we could to please her without even questioning her moves. Oh how devious she was. Before we knew it, we were giving up our long kept secrets to her. Now that I look I can’t help but notice how TWISTED she was. She left a trail of broken hearts, messed up relationships but the LESSONS learned were immense

 

Marriage gone sour

“Is Clare your FRIEND?” asked Emily. “Oh yes,” replied a rather absent minded Amy.

That was asked on a Monday morning. An inquiry that passed on without much thought. Juggling a career life, a stormy marriage, and her children seemed to take up most of Amy’s life. Life seemed rather TWISTED, something that she always thought was her fault.

Emily came by on Sunday afternoon to help Amy with some  issues. So they got talking about anything and everything.

That is when she dropped a life sucking question. “Your husband is seeing Clare, do you know that?” asked Emily. Silence followed after that. Who would want such news that on a hot Sunday afternoon?

She had done all she could to hold the marriage together. However, after a lot of thinking, she drew some LESSONS  from all the chaos. The days that followed were days of self-realization and re-inventing the wheel. Hard times, but great for her future life.

 

Her little miracle

Sarah was expecting her first child and the first person to know was her childhood FRIEND. They had talked about children since their teenage years. They discussed a lot about parenting that they believed they were ready.

However, no one had prepared Sarah for the news that the pregnancy scan presented. Her child had problems with limb formation. After picturing a perfect baby, this piece of information changed her life from straight and great to TWISTED  and messed.

Confiding in Prisca  about what the future held did not help matters at all. All she told her was , “Abort that misfit.” Broken and torn with no one to run to since she was a total orphan, she turned to the one person that had never given up on her, God. She poured her heart out to Him and was surprised at the comfort and peace she felt.

Holding onto the pregnancy a midst her fears and advice from Prisca, she brought her baby home. Despite the little limbs, she is enjoying motherhood. Her faith and trust in God is greater than before and the LESSONS learned are great.

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