Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The Greek's Wife Part Duex

I've had lots of questions about the Greek's wife so I thought I'd revisit her introduction with a little more detail.

Long before there was a wife, The Greek and Special K were friends through work. When he started bringing around his future wife, we all became close friends. In the midst of golf games, Disneyland trips, camping, nights out to dinner, they got married!

Then dark times fell over the Crooked Tiara family. Their most joyous moment was meet with our most devastating. They were expecting and we were told we never would. Distance grew till eventually we no longer saw them. Instead of me taking all day to try and shuffle through the complexity and sensitivity of this situation, I will leave it to this very well written article to explain the facts and influence of infertility. It says it better than I ever could articulate here.

In July of 2009, the Greek was the first to be offered a relocation package to Orlando. Now, most relocated employees have chosen the same area we chose because it's in such close proximity to the office. So need less to say, we live in the same housing development as the Greek and his wife. They live less than two miles from us, a strait shot South.

Our househunting trip was the first time we saw the Greek and his wife as a couple since those bleak days of yore. But to the Greek's wife's credit, she handled what was no doubt a very awkward moment, with kindness and consideration.

When I returned to San Diego, a thread of emails put us on the path to healing and forgiveness and by the time I arrived in Orlando it was as if no time or life events had passed between us. Being her friend has proved to me that God heals a broken heart, that nothing is forever and there is power in love.

Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. I Peter 4:8


Anonymous said...

You shared that beautifully, my "daughter". Second mom

Brandi said...

Awww Alison..such a struggle I know :( My brother and his wife are struggling with it. Such a hard thing. Breaks my heart. I hope that one day you will be parents, in whatever way possible, because you have so much to offer :). I am sure God has a plan and its ALWAYS bigger than the one we have for ourselves! XOXOXO

RollerScrapper said...

Your post got tears to well up in my eyes! I'm so glad that you have such a great friend and I will get to see both of you soon!

Alison said...

Brandi, I'm sorry to hear that about your brother and his wife. That article I posted here really speaks so much truth. If ever you or they are having a hard time with it all, read that article again. I wish I would have pointed more people to articles like that. The sad truth is most folks find it uncomfortable and frankly don't know what to say and most the time end up saying the wrong thing, even with pure hearts. I will pray for them. Maybe you could email me their names if everyone is ok with that.

PJ said...

Brave girl...I am proud of you for sharing...xo