Oy. A broken heart.
Give me backs to rub while kids are sick, little knees to apply Band-Aids to, imagined boo-boos to kiss, over my child’s heartache any day. The sting of rejection and the loss of love can’t be helped by Mom, no matter how much Mom wishes it could.
Although my 18yo felt the impending doom looming for a while, the pain she feels after her boyfriend of 3 1/2 years broke up with her is huge. They had been together since she was in grade 9. He is a great guy, and we will miss him. Our family grew to love him over the past few years.
Less than two weeks before prom, and right before exams, through tears he told her that he would not be able to handle her being so far away in September and that it would be better for them both if he ended it now. This won’t be easy for either of them.
Lump in throat.