Second Wind

About a month ago I felt as if someone had knocked the very wind from my lungs. It so happened that I had to visit my family that next weekend. The tears never came. And, I just kept trying to figure out exactly what the person had done to me, but there was no definite answer. If the person had not done anything to me exactly why did I feel such an aching in my chest? The person did not say anything offensive to me. But, I still felt an unexplainable hurt. I was talking with a friend (the same friend that gets on my nerves every other day) and we talked about the difference of a betrayal of a friend and deceit of a friend. This all goes back to the gift of goodbye post and the post on Jesus and Judas…

Betrayal: to deliver or expose to an enemy by treachery or disloyalty; to disappoint the hopes or expectations of; be disloyal to

Deceive: to mislead by a false appearance or statement; delude: to mislead or falsely persuade others;

What the person had done felt like a betrayal. And, I was simply let down. It was a learning experience. I believe it is one of those experiences everyone will have to face in their lifetime. But, the beauty in this was for the first time in a long time I felt comforted while being in the presence of my family. Their laughs, their smiles, their hugs helped me. During my moment of confusion and let down they were there for me, and they didn’t even know they were being used to give me a little pep in my step, a bigger smile within my heart, and the strength to look in the mirror and tell myself that it will be okay… I had no intentions of going home that weekend, but I ended up being right where I needed to be. God gave me a second wind…I can breathe again.

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by anita ibeakanma on May 5, 2015 at 12:10 pm

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