Well, we're back from the beach...and we truly had a wonderful time. I had planned to have an upbeat, fun post with lots of pictures for my first post after returning from vacation. And, I will indeed be working on such a post.
But, tonight, my heart is heavy. I spoke with a dear friend on the phone. And, she and her husband are headed to divorce. I knew they were struggling but I didn't know exactly how much.
My husband and I have known them since they were expecting their first child who is just about the same age as our second child. We have watched each other's families grow. And, now I am watching their family come apart.
I'm so sad, perplexed, confused. Another marriage crumbling. And, it seems that I know of so many marriages that have ended or that are struggling.
I'm wrestling with so many questions. How do I pray? If I pray in a certain way will it make more difference? (I know. I know. God hears. He knows. I don't need elaborate words...and I don't have them now anyway.) What do I say to this couple? Do I do more than listen? Do I encourage them to continue to fight for their marriage? Will it matter if I do? It seems that when it gets to the point where people decide on divorce they feel like there's no turning back.
The words & music to 'Slow Fade' by Casting Crowns keeps going through my mind.
I am praying tonight for healing, for reconciliation, for wisdom.