“There’s something in the Bible about Jacob wrestling with an angel.” He could tell he caught her attention, realizing for the first time that she may actually know God, even though she never admitted to it.
“I don’t want to talk about God or the Bible, it has nothing to do with anything that is happening right now.” He caught her wrist as she tried to walk away.
“Jacob fought with this angel all night, he would not let go. That angel busted his jaw, nearly killed him, but the guy would not let go.”
“I know the story Padrick, what is your point!” She stated behind gritted teeth.
“The angel even told him to let go and do you remember what Jacob said?” Padrick released her wrist seeing that she would not walk away from him. “He said,”
“Not until you bless me.” She answered before he had a chance to continue.
He stopped short of breath, she knew the answer, she knew God, he prayed silently to himself for the right words to come quickly. “That’s right.”
“What does this have to do with me?” She kept her stance guarded, as he released his breath.
“Jacob had to release that angel and accept his blessing.” Padrick leaned across the kitchen table and took her hands in his. “You need to do the same, “He held her hands firmly but gently as she diverted her eyes away from his. “Let the angel go and accept your blessing Hilary. God knows you’re made at him, its okay, he still wants to bless you. He still loves you.”
“He does not love me! Look at my life! He’s not there! He was never there. I trusted him, he was not there.”
“He was always there Hilary.” He could see the frightened little girl in her emerging, he moved his chair closer and wrapped his arms around her. “It is time to let that angel go Hilary, I need you, our daughter needs you,” He felt her release her breath in a silent sigh as she lay her head against his chest. “Will you think about it?”
She took another deep breath pushed away from him and faced him with what little remaining strength she could muster. “You and your symbolism.”
“But you know I am right.”
“I’ll think about it.”
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