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Topic: Once in a Blue Moon (01/06/11)
TITLE: So Sorry
By sandra hoolihan
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As I turned my key to switch the engine off, my eyes began to sting. Little pools formed until one warm tear finally pushed through and began its decent. I felt it travel over the hill of my cheek and ski off my chin onto my blouse. The little wet spot it left on my blouse held my attention for a moment, but then I hung my head down over the steering wheel and began to sob.
I began to replay the argument in my mind and wondered how I could have lost control so easily. Sure, he made a mistake, but my reaction was irrational. I should not have allowed myself to lash out with such rage. My emotions got the best of me and now, filled with shame, I am avoiding my own home.
What can I do now? How can I undo what I did? “Please God,” I prayed to myself as tears streamed down my face, “I need your help to decide where to go from here.” Psalm 39:1 came into my mind, “I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue.” and I repeated the words to myself until my sobbing subsided to deep interrupted breaths. As I consider what to do next, I my cell phone rang. It was him.
“I’m sorry.” I said into the phone abruptly. Then with a voice of a pleading child I added “ I should never have lashed out a you.”
“What? “ he answered taken off guard.
“I thought about our argument and you didn’t deserve the reaction I gave you. I wish I could take all the hateful things I said back” I said almost desperately.
“You don’t have to apologize to me. I love you.” he said releasing me of all my guilt. “You seem perfect to me most of the time so if you don’t hit the mark once in a blue moon, I am not going to hold it against you.” He was kind of chuckling as he said it.
With those forgiving words, I shed one more tear of joy. The warmth of tear lingered on my nose as I said a silent prayer of thanks. “I knew there was a reason I loved you so much,” I said. “I’ll be home in a minute.”
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