by Harriett V. Bennett
“A house is built by wisdom, and becomes strong through good sense.”
Proverbs 24:3 (NLT)
“An honest answer is like a kiss of friendship.”
Proverbs 24:26 (NLT)
I squeezed the phone as tight as I could, wanting to break it into a million pieces! I sat at the top of the basement stairs, wounded – wishing I was invisible – but—not. I was angry after that painful conversation I just got off of, holding on to someone I thought was for me. But more angry at myself that I didn’t even see that ‘left hook to the heart’ coming. I just wanted to wallow in self-pity for a bit. This was my wake up call.
I got up from the step, hung up the phone and stood numb in the kitchen. I heard my father in the living room fussing at the radio as if the baseball coaches could hear his reaction to a failed play. The game broke for commercials and he got quiet. Why couldn’t I be invisible and just pass by him unnoticed. I needed to go off the grid for a while.
I turned off the kitchen light and started walking towards him, trying to act like nothing was wrong. My Daddy could see through my pretense a mile away. Continue reading