Over the past eight years there has been a lot of sadness and heartache in my
husband's life and as his wife this sadness is felt by me as well. While I won't
go into all of the details, let me just say that there was and continues to be a very
nasty battle over the assets of his parents. My husband being the youngest of
their four children was left in the dark about much of the struggle for control
of the estate. I believe I touched on this subject once before, so I won't bore
you with any rehash. Let me just say that eight years later during this season
of what should be good will towards one another I am deeply saddened by
the deceit and cruelty toward one another I have witnessed.
I am an only child. I have some close girl friends who are like sisters to me.
I treasure them more than words can express. I would never, ever lie to them
or intentionally hurt them in any way. I don't want to treat anyone in a hurtful
way. I could not live with myself.
I am not saying that I am perfect. I am not. I have asked for forgiveness
for any wrong I may have committed and knowing that I am forgiven
I make every effort never to sin again.
My husband has reached out to two of his siblings. They are
speaking to each other and I am very pleased about this.
But there is one sister who continues to lie. The lies are easily discovered because there
are legal documents that prove she is lying. What is even worse is that she accuses
another sister of this lie when we know for a fact that this second sister is innocent.
I don't understand this. How can one lie about one own's sister?
I wish that I could resolve this situation. I commend my husband for having the
strength of character and good heart to forgive his siblings and attempt to
move forward in peace. But it is very hard to know that there is one who
continues to create heartache for this family and sadly seems to take pleasure
in doing so.
There is so much pain and sadness in the world. Most of it is of our own
making. I pray that each and every day we all try our best to be kind to
others. May we always serve and edify one another. Thanks for listening.
Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley