Tuesday, September 1, 2009

What I wish I could explain to people.

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Do not mistake
my willingness to forgive
or my loving and peaceable attitude
for weakness.
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I know the easy way out.
I'm just not choosing it.
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13 comments:

Chanda said...

I don't know how anyone could mistake it for weakness. You are amazingly strong! AMAZINGLY STRONG!

Karen said...

I think some people that would mistake your forgiving spirit as weakness don't truly understand the kind of love that is eternally sealed in the temple.

jmn2001 said...

I'd call it the opposite of weakness.

BTW, this would make a great bumper sticker/shirt...maybe your should start a press cafe and sell it ;-)

Lots of love,

S.

MiMi said...

Whoa! Did you just make that up!!?? That is awesome, you are so wonderful!

JustRandi said...

Very poetic and beautiful.
And
I'm glad you've thought that through. I love the way you put it.

Kerri said...

Just found this article. Thought you might be interested.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/02/fashion/02love.html?_r=2&pagewanted=1&sq=Laura%20Munson&st=cse&scp=1

Joanne said...

What Chanda said!!!!

Penelope said...

I'm finally caught up, and I would take a day to call up everyone who stuck by you, stood up for you, especially those that confronted the disruptive, disrespectful thing that is chasing your husband, and to remember that G-d blessed you with many people that love you.

You are in some ways very lucky...lots of women have to face this sort of life disaster alone. You are very strong, and I hope that your husband sees the light soon of his ways (and sees what a bad person he got caught up with...a totally self-centered, shameless hussy that texts him and tried to totally invade your life and replace you...what is that, a Succubus? I don't know the term)

Would he want such a thing around his children? Maybe one day she'll change into a decent human being, but that is not your problem. What goes around really does come around though, and one day she'll be married, with children, nursing, and she'll understand what you went through. G-d works in mysterious ways.

wonder woman said...

I think you should print up business cards to hand out to every person who thinks that.

You rock, Gigi.

mama-face said...

You owe no one an explanation...but if you did, you did so perfectly.

Shop Girl* said...

I've been quietly reading for some time, and I think you are incredibly strong--much stronger than I could ever be.

I admire your strength. xo

Malisa said...

Wow Kerri. Good Article. I think you've chosen the hard and better way Gigi. Much more Christlike than natural man.

Anonymous said...

I finally have caught up on all your blogs. All I can say is WOW! You are a very strong woman, and your beloved is blind as a bat. I've gone through what you are going through, and it took over 2 years for it to finally end. Try to think of beloved as a very sick man, like he has a mental illness. Because he really does. He is addicted. He is living with brain fog.

It is really not funny (but it is), but all cheaters speak the same language, they all say the same things. And IMO an emotional affair is worse then a physical affair. Your beloved can say this is not cheating, but it is cheating of the worst kind, they've given their heart to someone else. The mistress is doing and saying all the right things, because the two of them live in this little bubble. Just the two of them, no outside "stuff" no kids involved, no day to day to life, no problems except the spouses. Its secret, it's forbidden, and that makes it exciting.

If you ever have some time, go to marriagebuilders.com I went there alot, and it made me feel better as far as knowing what I stated above, all cheaters do say the same things, and your not crazy. You have your faith and friends to help you, but I think this web site would also be helpful. Let me know if you check it out and what you think.
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