08 August 2007

Crying game

On my way to work this morning, I walked past a man who was obviously fighting back tears. He was holding his phone in front of him, like he was reading a text message, and he looked like he had gotten very bad news.

I so wanted to turn around and follow him, and ask him if he was okay, but around here that could either get me a big hug followed by sobbing on my shoulder(problematic because of modesty issues), or it could get me punched in the face. Literally. So I slunked away, feeling like *I* wanted to cry.

Thank you all so much for your words of comfort, and to you who offered the opportunity to rant off-blog. I'm very grateful, because it did make a huge difference. My relative is doing really well, although, of course, she has her moments. Her kids are also doing okay, although they have yet to sleep in their own beds. We're all slowly moving on, and maybe we aren't quite ready for forgiveness, and maybe we'll never be, but we're moving away from the raging anger. I haven't called him a "rat bastard" in a week.

Meanwhile, on a much happier note, Hubby and I are getting ready for our trip to Israel! We are so excited and SO looking forward to this holiday/family visit. We just have to find a dogwalker (we have the dogsitter, but they don't walk so much as, well, sit), buy a few more gifts, um, pack, and then we're off.

And considering it was, like, 10 degrees here yesterday (that's somewhere around 50 for you Fahrenheit people) and rainy, I'm even looking forward to being in 35+ degrees (that's somewhere around 3rd degree burns for you Fahrenheit people) in the desert.

Thanks again, you guys.



At 9/8/07 12:26 a.m., Blogger Lut C. said...

I'm glad to hear the first shock is starting to fade, and that slowly you're all coming to grips with what happened.

Your vacation plans put a snippet of a movie in my head. :-)
"A desert holiday, hip hip hip hurray!"
I don't know if you're a big movie fan, but have you seen Priscilla, Queen of the Desert?

At 9/8/07 6:23 a.m., Blogger megan said...

it's good to hear from you. i'm glad to hear that your family is doing okay, and slowly moving on. it's all you can do. one step at a time.
i hope you have a great time on your holiday.

At 9/8/07 5:21 p.m., Anonymous Meg said...


I just checked in.

Love from me. xxx

At 10/8/07 2:54 p.m., Blogger Bea said...

I'm still so sorry for what's happened. I hope your holiday is ten times the much-needed break you need.



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