Thursday, October 14, 2010

Oh Well! No Hard Feelings!

Last night, I fell asleep about 1:30 am.  About 7:00 am, I awoke, but laid in bed until about 7:30 am.  I must admit, I need more nights like this one!

Yesterday, I mentioned that I went to the funeral home.  It was actually the first time I had been out in several days, because of being ill.  I had gone, because I had actually been feeling quite improved and wanted to support my friend whose husband had died.

By the time I arrived home, I was once again, not feeling well.  The dampness outside seemed to bring on my coughing fits.  So, I rested and relaxed.  Did some work.  And, debated on whether or not to attend a Tupperware party, that a Christian friend of mine D, had invited me to.

Since I was once again feeling improved and not wanting to let my friend down, I made my way to her home.

It has actually been years since I attended a Tupperware party.  Although the party activities itself hadn't really changed much, some of the products had. 

In addition to the traditional party format, my friend D used some of her own pieces, showing us how she cooks in the microwave with some products created for that very purpose.  Interesting.

While I did place an order (No, I won't say for what, because the items are for gifts!), it was not for the microwave cooking items.  Truly, I am a slow cooker and an oven person.  I use the microwave for defrosting, reheating, etc., but rarely for actual cooking!

It was an interesting evening, actually.  While I didn't know all of the women in attendance, I did know some.  In fact, one (1) woman who was there I hadn't seen in a few years; it felt strange meeting up with her, again.

You see, she and her husband did something to me that was rather hurtful, a number of years ago; and, they knew it.  Then, they moved away and I had no idea where they moved to. 

Since I had already forgiven them, I wasn't surprised to realize it actually felt good seeing her, once again.  I'm not sure she felt the same way.  While she smiled and nodded at me, it seemed she made sure she avoided me.  For a brief second, I actually felt guilty about being there, for I truly felt my presence made her feel uncomfortable.

After the demonstration, when we were placing our orders, I went to find the woman.  She had gone.  Slipped out, without even saying 'goodbye'.

It's amazing to me how God works.  It's also amazing to me how poorly we are treated at times, by people who have actually hurt us and not the other way around.  As I said, I had long ago forgiven her and her husband.  In my opinion, by avoiding me and slipping out without a word, it made me think that she is harbouring guilt, for what they had done.  Oh well!  There was truly nothing I could do about it.

What a pity she hadn't stuck around.  Had I been able to speak with her privately, I would have told her I held no hard feelings over what had happened and that I had long ago forgiven them.  But, I never got the chance.

There's always next time!  Until then, prayer for them will have to suffice.

Until next time...

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