Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Simply a moment - July

I am just about to play Farm Heroes Saga on Facebook when I notice that I have a message. I click on the icon and begin to read

I haven't made a friends request as I wanted to send this message first. When I left Wales all those years ago I was a very angry and bitter person and said and did things which, in time, I came to regret - foremost amongst these was falling out with your good self.

I realise that this is from someone who really hurt me, someone I haven't thought of in nearly 20 years, someone I had vowed never to speak to again. He was one of the guys that regularly played in the Role Playing games sessions that took place in our house.

I read the rest of the message and there is just something about the words and the way he uses them that makes me believe that he is being sincere. I show it to Mr M without commenting and he stays silent for a minute. "Sounds like he's finally getting those chips off his shoulders", he says, turning back to try and complete another level on Candy Crush Saga. This confirms my reaction to the message. I begin to type

"So where's this friend request?" I ask "I can't accept you if you don't send it can I?" I click reply and within seconds I get an answer.
I am so glad to have him back on the Christmas card list

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13 comments:

Missus Wookie said...

Clearing out old bitterness and losing friends sounds like a good place to be. Glad you've added to your Christmas card list :)

Alison said...

I agree with Mrs Wookie!
Alison xx

alexa said...

How lovely that his courage to contact you has been rewarded with your acceptance - a very life-affirming moment :). Thank-you s much for linking up and joining in this month, and reminding us that it is never to late to make amends!

Cheri said...

Letting go of old hurt can be so healing. Good for you!

Maria Ontiveros said...

What a moving moment. Forgiveness is a gift we give ourselves as much as the other person.
Rinda

Jennie said...

Oh that is such a moving moment - I am deeply touched and love that you could let go of the old to let in the new - thanks so much for sharing . J x

Barbara Eads said...

Now that's the best "moment" I've heard of in a long, long time.

Beverly said...

An incredibly touching moment. So brave for him to step up and reach out and wonderful of you to put out your hand in friendship.

Miriam said...

Oh what a story! how wonderful of you both, courage and forgiveness, amazing. A really wonderful moment.

Becky said...

A wonderfully heart warming moment.

tidbitsandtreasures2011 said...

It is heartwarming to know that your friend was willing to reach out to you even though he might be rejected. It is equally heartwarming to know that your responded in kind--I hope the two of you are able to fully resolve your differences.

Ladkyis said...

It was because he had the courage to reach out even though he might be rejected that told us he had matured into the man we knew he could be, he just had to learn how to remove the chips from his shoulders. He seems to be doing that really well and we have talked a lot on FB now.

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