Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Rumor

Everyone had gone to bed already and I was making my last rounds through the house checking to make sure that there were no stray socks or toys laying on the floor before I closed the living room curtains as a signal for LV that it was safe to come into the house.

I waited next to the door and once I heard his footsteps on the porch I opened the door to welcome him inside. Almost immediately I sensed that something was wrong as his smile didn't quite reached his eyes. He removed his hat and coat and we headed into the living room to sit at our usual spots on the couch.

I tried to make conversation but it fell flat. LV started reaching for my hand but then quickly drew it back and stuffed them in his pockets as he said in a pain filled voice that he was releasing me from my promise to marry him.

My heart dropped to my stomach as I stared at him in disbelief and dread. This couldn't be happening! Our wedding was less than six months away and he was breaking up with me?!  "Why?" I managed to choke out.

"Someone told me that you are only pretending to love me because your parents want us to get married." he answered. "That you really can't stand the thought of being my wife," he continued. He continued with more horrid lies that I had apparently been saying about him.

Once he was done I told him there wasn't a word of truth in any of that. That I loved him with all my heart and my world would totally crash if we were to call off the wedding.

A look of intense relief washed over his face as he told me how glad he was and how the past week had been so hard when on one hand he didn't believe what that person told him and on the other hand doubts kept growing.

I asked him who had told him awful things like that and he said it had been one of my best friends. I was surprised and hurt and vowed to go talk to her the next day to find out why she had been saying things like that.

14 comments:

Elizabethd said...

That doesnt sound like a good friend...maybe a jealous one. How unkind.

regina said...

How sad that a "friend" would be so jealous of your happiness to try to end it. I'm sorry that happened to you.
Regina

Becky said...

Sounds to me like the "friend" wants LV for herself. What an awful thing to do to a friend.

Tea said...

Oh my. So, which friend could be capable of such treachery? Can'twait to find out.

Carol-Hannah said...

Oh my!
Wow, I can't believe a friend would do that!
I love reading your posts, they are like a daily chapter in a book! lol
-Carol-Anne

heather joy said...

You are Amish, correct? Or were you once Amish, but not anymore?
Either way, I love your blog. And I love the Amish people. I love reading about them. I love visiting the areas where they live. I love the lifestyle, the simplicity, the fellowship. I wish more people could adopt such views, values, and lifestyles.
Blessings.

The imPerfect Housewife said...

I knew it had to be a girl saying those things ~ even as adults some people can't stand seeing others happy. UGHHH. Glad it all got straightened out with LV - I hope you tell us about your meeting with his "friend". ♥

AverettLadyNana said...

Well that certainly wasn't a friend...sounds like she had her claws out for LV

Miss Rachel said...

Your story is fascinating; thank you for sharing it on your blog.

Life of a plainlady said...

Jealousy can make people do such evil things.

Peggy said...

Hmmm ... hard to find a "joyous though" after that. Reminds me of my words of advice I gave my children (because I lived it myself) that your friends can change as you grow up and the ones you thought were your "best" friends (and maybe they were when you were kids) could easily become just mere acquaintances. Poor LV and his sweetie!

Claudia said...

What a mean thing to do! I'm glad it got cleared up so quickly! Will you tell us what your "friend" had to say for herself?

Tanya said...

Oh queen of the cliffhanger! Why? Why did your friend say those things?

Angie said...

It certainly does sound like the Green Eyed Monster rearing its ugly head!