A friend and I were sharing our hurt and pain of having a family member, that we were once close to, now be estranged from us. We talked of our hurt of not speaking anymore: no phone calls, text messages, or emails. All communication has been completely removed, sadly not by our choice.
We exchanged our many attempts to reconnect, by reaching out, making phone calls, texting hello, leaving happy birthday messages, sending holiday cards, and gifts. Yet sadly, our gestures have been ignored and not reciprocated.
We discussed how we have looked introspectively at ourselves trying to find our part in the separation. We both reached out, trying to make amends. We gave apologies, expressing our wrong, in whatever part we played. Yet, without even acknowledging our heartfelt confession, they continue to stay away.
Reconciliation seems so distant…and estrangement remains.
It brings us to tears.
Our hearts and eyes cry, as we pray for God to heal and reconnect.
We pray for soften hearts.
We pray for God to heal those wounds that our painful and sore.
And we trust God to heal us and one day reconnect us, to our estranged loved one.
Are you estranged from a loved one? If so, how do you handle being away from those you love?