Thursday, September 29, 2016

Musing # 35--Rainbows and Fortunes and Freedom from Narcissists

Yesterday Husband's parents came looking for us. Luckily, we have some good friends who understand the damage these types of people (narcissists) do and were willing to intercept them and not give them forwarding information.

I'm going to be real with you. I have never seen Husband quite so shaken as we sat there trying to eat, knowing that they had actually come to a place we used to be, and looked for us. It definitely strengthened our resolve in what we are doing to protect Chip and Dale.

Good thing we were eating Chinese, because we got fortune cookies. And usually I get something awesome like 'you have lots of friends' but this one was a good one. As I looked at my little family, my resolve strengthened to enjoy them, and hope for the freedom we are fighting for from the narcissistic abuse from Husband's family.

Then, as we walked out of the grocery store a little later, a spontaneous rainstorm had apparently happened while we were inside, and we came out to this:

A triple rainbow...they were the whole arc (the third one is very faint in the middle of the two...), and spread the entire span of the sky. Utterly magnificent, and no camera could do it particular mine. But just another symbol of hope (to me personally...we all have things that bring us hope and piece...and stunning things in nature do that for me)

Chip...the imagination child extraordinaire...wanted to find the end and the pot of gold. I was the bummer and said we needed to get home and do homework. But Husband, turned the car, and we chased that rainbow. At the very end of the road was a magnificent scene where the rainbow was bright orange and the sky around it was a deep purple-y blue with clouds. Again, my camera skills couldn't capture it. But I felt overwhelming hope that our future would be safe and amazing.
God is good.


  1. My husband's parents used to just show up at our house unannounced. It was the most violating feeling ever because they fully expected us to let them right in, even if we were all laying around in pajamas. We asked them time and time again to call before coming. Looking back on it I can see how disrespectful and controlling this behavior was for them. They fully believed they should have full access to our life on their terms whenever they wanted, and they were actually offended at us for not allowing them in our home! You are truely blessed to have good friends that understand the situation and are willing to protect your family!

    I'm glad your day had a wonderful ending! God IS good!

    1. That is violating. Your home is your refuge and should be a safe place in which you are in control. I'm so sorry you had to go through that. You used a past tense, so I hope it is all resolved and you and your family are safe from it.
      We are blessed with a few key friends who don't judge, don't analyze, don't try to solve. They just love and protect. They are jewels and we thank God for them!
      Have a beautiful day!