The call

I got “the call” yesterday from the Enjoying the Moment man. The I’ve-fallen-for-someone-else-but-I-really-like-you-and-still-want-to-be-friends call. I’m not surprised. The writing was on the wall from the get go. I was genuinely happy for him. I will root for romance, it seems, even if it spells my own heartache.

The trouble was, that I fell. Just a bit, but there it was. I tried digging in my heels as I slid down that muddy slope, scraping my bum along the way, getting dirt in my fingernails. There was something in the way he looked at me, and kissed, and a familiarity I hadn’t felt in a long time. As odd as it sounds I felt safe in his arms for the first time since Arron died. Perhaps I was fooling myself about the connection that I had with him, but it seemed real, and that is rare stuff indeed.

I am relieved in a way, to be spared the wondering, the uncertainty. Perhaps I will be able to stop popping the Pepcid.

I guess the good news is that I am awake. Alive in a bonked in the head kind of way. I just wonder how much self-inflicted scarring this poor little heart of mine can take.

4 Comments

  1. ANovelMenagerie May 4, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    That just blows! I’m sorry that you had to go through that!

    You know what? You’re an amazing woman and the right man will come along for you! I just know it!

    Sheri

  2. Betty and Boo's Mommy May 4, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    Oh, that is a shame … I’m so sorry this didn’t work out.

  3. Abigail May 5, 2009 at 12:15 am

    Thanks Sheri and B&B's Mommy. Luckily it was short-lived. Onwards!

  4. won May 5, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    Your words resonated with me.

    I acknowledge your feelings and you for putting them out there.

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