Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Too many sad changes

Our best couple friends are moving half-way across the country.

A very strong couple friends we used to hang out with is divorcing and she and the kids are moving half-way across the country.

A kinda-friend couple friends is divorcing and the rumors just keep getting weirder. Must stop listening to rumors.

A couple friends we camp with is separating. Just found out today and totally out of the blue.

What is going on? Maybe our friendship should come with a warning label: "Caution! May cause marital strife and/or major life changes!" Maybe it's just that our friends are getting to that stage of life where the mid-life crisis takes over and people just absolutely lose their mind. Husbands and wives go crazy and start making gut-wrenching, selfish choices. And through it all, so many people are left hurting. So many kids are thrown into situations where they have to learn about and deal with things that kids shouldn't have to experience. It just hurts every time I have to answer K's questions about where her friends are going to live and does she still say "Mrs. Whatever" or something else now. It hurts listening to K explain to her little sister that "Mr. Whatever" doesn't live at home anymore. It hurts listening to her try to make sense of everything while we assure her over and over that her Daddy and Mommy have no intention of ever divorcing.

It's just one of those days when I want to wrap my family in bubble wrap and hide from the harsh realities of the world.

1 comment:

Scribbit said...

Oh how sad for them and for your family. Just shows how those kinds of issues affect so many more people than just the two that are married. I'm so sorry!