I’ve been debating whether to post about this or not because I can’t give out specific details but since I’m still thinking about it after more than a week, I suppose I will.

A few days after Thanksgiving, someone I and several others used to be close to passed away. There was a tragic event and most of us chose to – rightfully – support the victim. The other small group chose to support the guilty party … and there was very clearly – legally – a victim and a guilty party.

It caused a  huge wedge between everyone but it was assumed that during this sad time, there might be a little bridge building. Most of us wanted to let the past go, at least for this, but it wasn’t meant to be. Long story short, those who supported the victim were banned from the funeral.

At first we were all offended. Then mad, then hurt. Then back to mad. I can’t speak for the others but I finally realized I don’t need people in my life who don’t want to be there. No matter how important any person used to be, if they choose – for whatever reason – to walk away, I’m not going to chase them.

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Will I regret my decision to let them go? Not really. They chose this path, not me. I’ll still pray for them and I’ll still wish them well but honestly… Life is too short and there are too many people who do want to be part of mine. I’ll focus on them instead – and be the happier for it.

I’ll always be sorry things turned out this way though. But I’ll always have some wonderful childhood memories to look back on.

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