Sami over at Sailor & Company issued a challenge. I like challenges. The challenge? Post an unedited picture related to the theme. This week's theme? Distractions.
I am distracted by this beautiful girl, this fun loving, sparkly eyed gorgeous young lady. She doesn't look like this anymore. Physically she looks like this but the sparkle is gone, the life in her eyes is gone; she has replaced it with anger, bitterness, resentment and dishonor.
She doesn't live here anymore. 7 months ago she ran away from us. I am distracted by her absence quite often. What is she doing? What are her friends like? Is my mother (who she lives with now) giving her rules and boundaries that will help her to grow or is she feeding into Rush's selfishness and demanding ways? Does she really think she is happy? Does she realize what she has left behind? Does she regret her decisions?
Does she miss God? Does she feel the void? Does she really hate us, the way she treats us? Does she realize how many people she has hurt? Does she think about what she has done to her brother and sister?
Will we ever be able to laugh the way we once did? Eat Chocolate Explosion together or share Cactus Cuts? Will we go together to pick out her grad dress or her wedding dress?
She leaves me distracted.