I have a friend who is hurting. Hurting in one of those senseless, needless CAREless kind of situations. The kind that could have ... and SHOULD have ... been avoided at all costs.
Someone made a choice - a choice to look. Then to look again.
That person made another choice - a choice to THINK. And to imagine. To go THERE in the mind.
Then he made the choice to act. And act again.
And these choices led to pain. To loss. To destruction. To brokenness ... not to brokenness of this person, but brokenness of dreams, lives, families (yes ... familIES! plural), careers and so much more.
Brokenness of hearts and trust and love and home.
And the thing is, it didn't just happen. It never just happens. It is a series of events, choices and changes.
You make a promise and draw a line. The intention is to never even veer toward that line. But it happened. They did. They were never (WE were never) meant to even look at or consider that line. But they did. And they certainly never set out to CROSS that line ... but it happened. They did.
One choice, one thought, one look, one tiny movement toward that line at a time. And before they knew it, they were on the other side.
I know we ALL would like to think that our marriages are solid and strong. And that the love will last. But it will not happen with out intention. Without choices. Without care.
Be CAREful ... it's a slippery slope. It happens gradually. Over time. And then, in a moment, there you are.
It's a slow fade...
It's a Slow Fade.It's a slow fade when you give yourself awayIt's a slow fade when black and white have turned to grayThoughts invade, choices are made, a price will be paidWhen you give yourself awayPeople never crumble in a dayDaddies never crumble in a dayFamilies never crumble in a day