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Traci's Blog: Episode 2
Posted: Tue 11/20/2012 02:07 PM
On to bigger and better things -- my and Lindsay's talk.
I'm going to be totally honest. When she originally sat me down for that talk, I was not thrilled. I accepted it for what it was worth and moved on with my life. However, watching it tonight, 7 months more mature, the mom of a 1 year-old and the wife of a veteran, I can honestly say that her apology to me touched my heart. I respect her for being able to acknowledge her mistake and as someone who makes TONS of mistakes myself, I am willing to put it behind me! Until tonight I kept the ill feelings of a young girl who didn't like what someone else had to say. After crying with Lindsay, face to face, hand in hand tonight, I can say with confidence that I now comprehend the situation from a young adult's perspective. Although I strongly disagree with how she called me, stuck her nose in my business and belittled my marriage, I admire and respect her ability to humbly apologize, admit her flaws and even admit to jealous feelings.
Perhaps I should have done what I always expect from others; the ability to observe someone's true motives rather than what appears on the surface. I whole heartedly believe that she was reaching out for a hug, the feeling of being needed and the want to be appreciated. Like Lindsay, I am admitting that I was wrong. Not in my response or hurt feelings, but in the fact that I have held on to such hurt for so long when it was not necessary. Sitting in a room with her and her husband tonight, along with their two beautiful daughters, made it apparent that she is the staple of a loving Army family and the backbone of a United States Paratrooper, just like I am.
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