A few weeks ago I posted about a problem we were having with another church family. Over the course of that week, it exploded into 1000 pieces and has not been resolved. I'm not usually one to be specific with negative issues (or I spread it out over several weeks, lol) but this one burns me. And it burns me mostly because it involves my daughter, and some very mean-spirited, ugly rumors their son spread about her. Rather than make their son retract what he said, they allowed him to call her new boyfriend's folks and say it to them. Heck, they called the new boyfriend's mom too (their boys were friends). Even AFTER he admitted to Niki he was lying, it was wrong to say.
While the boyfriend's mom tried to keep an open mind, she pretty much kept the reigns tight on her son, not allowing him to spend too much time with Niki. I don't blame her, really, she doesn't know us from Adam. So...last night it all came to a head and the boyfriend had enough. He broke it off. Niki is devastated. And my heart hurts for her. She's doing so well, grades are all A's with a few B's and we worry she won't focus after this.
I'm not such a good person, though, that I can NOT be angry as heck with my 'friend'. At one time, I'd have given her anything she asked. I'm not sure I could now. I could use your prayers right now for Niki, this is a tough one for her. It seems no matter how hard she tries, she gets knocked right down to her knees. Every. Single. Time. I don't want this to determine her year, but I worry about it.
I could use a few prayers too. Because I'm angry with her and I'm sooo not feeling very gracious about it all. To my friend, I dedicate this song to you. (and Cliff isn't hard on the eyes, either, enjoy!)
*I'm sure I'll be back on to apologize to y'all for hanging out such dirty laundry, but for now, it feels freakin good...but I'll be back feeling guilty, I know.*