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  • Writer's pictureTory Anne Brown


This is the topic that is really on my mind tonight. I'm debating just now much anonymity is needed here so I'll protect the innocent and the not-so-innocent, at least for now.

I have a friend whose wife decided she did not want to be married any longer; she split, moved a state away, and left him behind. I get it, it happens. But she also left behind her small child. I'm well-acquainted with his wife; she confided that she never felt attached to her son, had never bonded with him, and on more than one occasion stated that he was 'broken', so I guess she decided our friend would be a better dad than she could be a mom. That was between the two of them. So after the dust settled and the "I don'ts" were said, Hubbin and I helped my friend with his son. His son formed a bond with us and then, several years after all the drama had gone down, our friend died. Our friend's ex-wife swooped in to take the little boy back to her house. We were only allowed to see him sporadically, and most recently, not at all. I understand she wants me to pay for calling her out on her actions, but I do not understand why she would want to hurt her young son too! What kind of person does that? I want to tell her to grow up because she is acting like a petulant child, but I guess that won't help matters at all. *sigh*

Tonight I'm thinking about the loss of our friend, his son, and the severing of an already-shaky relationship with the ex-wife, and it makes me sad to know that this Christmas will be different than it has been in years' past. I miss that little boy so much it hurts, so I guess she got the results she was looking for.

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