nr wrote:I believe it is humanly impossible for a person to successfully leave loved ones in the lurch without it coming back to haunt them in some heavy, wearisome way. And the only cure is restoring contact. They can never ever be mentally free until they return and set things right. I pray that comes very soon for her.
This is a very comforting thought and I hope it is as meaningful to Soapweed's family as it is to me.
I can tell you that as Soapweed's cousin, this ordeal has had a profound effect on me. I probably would have lost my sanity or like Cal, have tried something more aggressive and wound up in jail. I was not the only one who would have gladly formed a posse to force this to a conclusion.
I am amazed at how they have managed to openly discuss this with their heads held high, while logically and lovingly keeping it all in perspective. I am confident that inside, their hearts ache terribly at times, but it is remarkable to me how they have been able to manage a normal life.
It is a testament to their strength of character and faith that they have been able to continue on so well. They are living an example that I truly admire.