Sunday, January 16, 2011
Sentimental Sunday The Hero Was Jilted
He had been at boot camp for 9 weeks, when his wife was allowed to come for a visit. He was elated and excited. He said he was walking on air for a couple of days. A week later he received a letter from a lawyer in Houston telling him she had filed for a divorce. He plummeted into depression. It was a shock, no forewarning, no apparent reason. He wanted to go back home, but didn't have leave nor a car. His Sargent took pity on him and not only gave him a pass, but gave his best friend who had a car a pass to drive him so he could find out what happened. The trip proved unfruitful. She would not see him, nor would she talk to him. A mutual friend intimated she had been having an affair while he was gone. He was overwhelmed with "why" questions, and no readily apparent answers. It was about a month later I was to meet him (click here for that post) when he had come back again to see if he could figure out what had happened. It was not meant to be. The chasm had grown wider and the door was closed. He was a sad person.
He later stated that he figured there must be a law that you must have your heart broken at least once to help you really appreciate when you find the right person.