At first you’re in love.
You got that Corinthians passage memorized and you go in with hope and faith.
You go in thinking you’ve met you’re Jake Ryan.
But then you realize this is not Sixteen Candles and your girlish idea of romance is just that … an idea.
Although … sometimes it pans out and runs the course. You celebrate 50 years, but not just 50 years, 50 good years. Nicholas Sparks romance novel good years.
Other times love gets you to the seven-year itch mark and you find yourself being Diane Lane in any of the Diane Lane-I’m-gonna-dig-myself-out-of-this-disasterous-break-up movies.
But what ends up happening is that you try your best not to be like the lead in Tyler Perry’s Diary of a Mad Black Woman.
This is what’s happened to three of my friends in the last two months.
They say half of marriages end in divorce, my side of the block is up to 75%.
I feel pretty bad about that as none of them did anything to deserve the situation they currently find themselves in, and I couldn’t find the words to express how bad I felt about the situation. All I could do was listen and do my best to make them laugh with whatever personal disaster was happening to me at the moment.
And then I came across a fellow blogger that hadn’t posted in months.
I was happy to see her on my reader until I realized what happened.
They say it’s rare when people get hit by lightning. Extremely low percentage. Even more rare when you get struck twice. But it happens.
And unfortunately for her it happened this way.
However she’s handled it with such strength that it blew me away. What’s even crazier is that she managed to find humor in a completely unfunny situation.
So in an effort to champion my friends back to a better state I sent the posts to them. I was hoping it would give them strength and laughter when they needed it most. And then I realized that there could be others out there living the same quiet moments of sadness who haven’t discovered this blogger. So I thought I would post links Mikalee Byerman’s blog.
Here is her story.
Even if you’re not going through relationship issues, it’s a good blog, full of comedy and heart.
So if you know someone at the end of their Molly Ringwald romance, help them get through their Diane Lane Adventure.
Encourage them to visit Byerman’s blog and read her story.
It will get you out of any funk.