This is not my main post of the day, please bear with me. My main post is coming up just after this.
I’ve been pretty mysterious about something my family — in particular, my wife and I — have been dealing with for the better part of the last 5-6 months. It’s reached a point just in the last week that my 12-year-old daughter has, bless her heart, gone out of her way out of her own judgment and free will (and we’ve allowed her to make an attempt with no coaching or involvement from us as parents) to try and fix the problem that we’ve run into with a former friend of the family. She’s done it because she cares about this friend …. genuinely cares. And the friend has even told my daughter, in writing, “I don’t care who you are, you can’t tell me …”
Heartbreaking stuff. A real personal rollercoaster ride.
She will now have to cut ties with that friend. Having to explain to her “why” she’ll have to cut ties with her will be very hard. Pray for me as I do this.
The events of the past five months include things that I still can’t discuss in public, but it’s a bit shocking. If you click on the link to this video, it will help to explain what my family and others have seen. Trying to follow the words that scroll through this video can be difficult, especially with the music behind it. You may need to do a lot of pausing to keep up at times, maybe even mute the sound and just read the words.
But what we have been experiencing as a family is very real. The symptoms in this video are exactly what my wife and I — and now my daughter — have seen out of this former family friend. And we now have to cut ties, just as it suggests toward the end of the video.
Bless my daughter for trying to help. Maybe someday she will fully understand. And we will genuinely be praying for this former friend, in our own way.
Have a great Sunday!