Grrr.... Forgiving Spirit when ROWLED up...?
What do you do when a friend or acquaintance or colleague calls you FIVE YEARS AFTER YOUR CHILD'S DEATH (to respond to something you had to ask them), and for the FIRST TIME in all those FIVE YEARS says on a recorded message, after going into great detail about one subject, gives an oh-by-the-way quip:
"You guys have been so much in my thoughts and prayers,"
and then quickly moves on to the next subject. My gut reaction is,
"Oh Really Now!!!!"
How can people feel compassion for such a hellacious loss and not communicate that compassion IN SOME FORM before five years are up???
I've had to do a lot of soul-searching before God to calm myself down, praying to God to enable me to have a forgiving spirit. I don't think I can be kind in this circumstance without God's help...
What say you? I would love some feedback on this one!!! Quick! Or like these little dogs, I just might tear into somebody!