Well, after my friends Keith and Anita had been going out for about four years, Keith broke up with Anita. (we figured he did the breaking up, as we didn’t see him at church today, and Anita was all broken up about it, too) Everyone was so surprised and very sad to hear about it at church today! (or yesterday morning at choir practice, which I did not attend) It seems that Anita spent most of choir practice yesterday morning in the church bathroom, and had to tell everyone about it as well.
Everyone thought that they’d eventually get married; I mean, four years is a long time to go out, relatively speaking. If they had just gone out for a year or so, then it might not seem so bad. (not that it wouldn’t have been, of course) They did have some church service in common, as well: at least one Fellowship sub-committee (prayer; and Keith was the chair, and Anita the secretary), and the Fellowship in general. They got their church membership transferred jointly, too: just a few months ago, as a matter of fact.
Some people we know (like my sister, some of her friends, and especially the kids at church) really liked bugging her about her relationship with Keith. (it feels so strange writing this in the past tense) For example, the kids would always ask about Keith, and my sister would examine Anita’s hand for the presence of a ring just about every week: “Did he ask you to marry him yet?” (everyone would bug them about how much they already looked alike; they sort of did, but not really) So Anita had to tell everyone that they didn’t need to bug her about Keith anymore.
Today, Anita just looked so sad, but I didn’t know why. (I assumed she wasn’t feeling like herself) She was (or had been) obviously crying, and one of the kids had given her a bunch of flowers. Since I didn’t go look after the kids yesterday as per usual, I don’t know how she managed yesterday, but she had to have told all the kids, since they liked bugging her about her (now ex-) boyfriend! My sister heard this from a friend of hers who had attended choir practice and such yesterday, then went to Anita and asked her: yes, it was unfortunately true.
I don’t know the circumstances behind the breakup, as they seemed happy together, but you can never truly tell, I guess. It might have been that he was feeling pressured, since the two of them went on a marriage retreat a couple of months ago. (for couples who were going to get married this year, but also prospective couples who might get married in the near future) Then again, it could have been anything! At our little prayer meeting tomorrow, I think I’ll learn more… that is, if Anita feels up to coming! (somehow, I don’t think Keith will be there) If I feel that the details can be shared with you all, I’ll post them tomorrow when I get home, or as soon as possible after that.
As to why I’m posting this, I think it’s just been on my mind for the past few hours, so I guess I jsut need to tell somebody. This board has been good to me (as I’ve said before), so I thought I’d post here. Thank you for looking through this post, I suppose.