Monday, March 12, 2012
The Break-Up Story
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Sometimes, I get tired of love stories. So here’s the story of how my ex and I broke up.It was Saturday, March 12th, 2011, and I remember because it was the first official day of Spring break. I was a sophomore in college at that time, and I had just begun a recovery process that was going to take about a year to come to fruition.
I was recovering from over 4 months of ulcers and IBS, which played a part in me getting panic disorder a few weeks after I started the spring semester. It had gotten to a point where I had to go on medication, and a week after I started taking meds was Valentine’s Day. My ex and I were in a long distance relationship, so he sent me a card in the mail saying how he would support me during this hard time, and how he would be there for me.
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Wonder how I’d have felt if I’d lost my soul mate. Kinda like a feel now. I’m sure that a God who’s all good would not let that happen (i.e., you never meet that soul mate).
“You can’t be afraid. It’s not right to be afraid. It’s as if you don’t trust the Lord with our lives. I’m not a big Bible Banger, but it seems rude to joggle God’s elbow. Like a little kid, who has no concept of what is happening.” — character “John” in CHURCH 10●19●62 Volume 2 Page 206
“My love, were it in my power, I would sadly grant thee this boon. But, we have to continue to follow His Plan for us. Let’s go forth and speak no more of this. Who ever is last will be last. It will be His choice; not ours. We’re but humble custodians of His temple on earth. It’s not our place to trump His plan. Whatever that plan be, know that I will be with you to my last breath.” — character “John” in CHURCH 10●19●62 Volume 2 Page 399
My soul mate passed on about a year ago. So, I can somewhat empathize with what your feeling.
All I can say is, that like I’m doing, is to pick up your burden — if I was a better Catholic, I’d say “cross” — and move on.
Not easy. I use a lot of music by Taylor Swift — stop laugh at a poor fat old white guy injineer — which I find strangely empathetic to my life.
Hope I made you laugh!
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