I just got an email from a long-time friend from my childhood, with whom Kim and I have reconnected with when we moved to Georgia. For a while there we would hang out and visit each other since we were only about a 25 minute drive away. Then we just kind of drifted apart, again. I hadn’t heard from her or her family (3 kids) for a while, and then I get this email:
Hey just checking in with you guys… we moved out of state and Dude left us… He told the kids that he didn’t want to be a dad. (pray for us) I really miss you guys!
I debated leaving his name in there because I really want some justice. Some real, unadulterated a** kicking justice. Is this the Christian thing to do? Probably not, but it sure feels good. Probably as good as it would feel to punch Dude in the eye socket.
I mean, WHO SAYS THAT?
Although I don’t entirely know the depth of this story, nor do I know both sides I just thank God that we can be secure knowing that nothing like this has, or will EVER be said to us by Him.
To the Children: I can only pray that you will see your true Father in Heaven to be your rock during these times, He knows what you’re going through
To my friend: I am so very sorry that you are going through this right now. You are most definitely in our prayers.
Dude: I don’t care what the situation is, but there is NO EXCUSE to tell a child you do not want to be a dad.
My heart hurts.