God says, “Not now.”

Realizing there was a reason the relationship ended; hindsight is 20/20. The storms I went through were not something he could withstand…he still cannot, or chooses not too. Most “friends and loved ones” have not been able to endure it; or have chosen not too. They have distanced themselves from me: from the situation.

It has been truly heartbreaking to have the only people to support me through this are those that volunteer, or are paid, to help those in my situation.

There are a few that have stood by, always being there when I have reached out, after many, many years of friendship. New friends entered my life,

wanting nothing but to see me succeed and help when I was in desperate need. What I thought the other “friends” would do.

However, when your ship is going down one truly finds who helps you into the life boat and who pushes you out-of-the-way.

It is always a learning experience when life hits rock bottom, knowing who will be there and who will not. This is not the first time, and I expect it will not be the last. Sometimes I think my Higher Power needs to clean house of whom I have let into my life raft.

©LORI YOUNGLOVE Feb 21, 2018

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