Timahani Posted August 28, 2011 Share Posted August 28, 2011 Hello everyone, I dont wanna drag this story out because it much too painful. To make a long story short. This last year has been a nightmare. I have had mulitple surgieries and last december, I was practically on my death bed due to a major illness. While the Dr's were scrambeling to nurse me to health, the social workers were busy trying to reach my loved ones, and encourage them to visit me in the hospital and offer their support, although my family on lives about 30 minutes away, they refused to come. During this painful time of recovery I was reunited with one of my long lost cousins; Anyways my cousin really stepped up to the plate and provided me with alot of emotional support. In addition, he always allowed his children to come to my home and spend time with me (because he knows I love kids and love to spoil them). I was shocked by this because my cousin lives a hard street life and has even been imprisoned;I am totally opposite, I am in heavily involved in the church and that sort of life style.....The problem is that my cousins girlfriend is very jealous, because my cousin is supportive of me and their children adore me. I once was nice to both my cousin, his girlfriend, and the kids, but her drug use, violent threats, and major mood swings drove me away! Besides, I was much too sick to deal with her, so I just focused mainly on the kiddos. I stopped inviting the children to my home, and I have not contacted my cousin in the last 3 to 4 months. The last time we spoke He asked me what was wrong and why I was so distant, but I had already explained to him why I distanced myself. My friends often wonder why in the world, I would talk to him/her because their lifestyles are so different from mine, but I feel that God's Grace is sufficient for them too. I feel that instead of judging them, I should try and be an example of God's Grace and love for them both Do you think I should contact my cousin? Should I continue to be supportive to him because he was supportive to me? Or should I just continue on with my life, without them? Link to comment
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