By Edward B. Antonio
Sometimes, a couple of sentences clear matters up.
Being too quiet and never speaking up make things more complicated.
Neil Sedaka says it best in his song Solitaire: There was a man/A lonely man/who lost his love/ through his indifference/A love that cared/that went unshared/until it died/ within his silence.
Audre Lord says: “I was going to die, sooner or later, whether or not I had even spoken myself. My silences had not protected me. Your silences will not protect you…. What are the words you do not yet have? What are the tyrannies you swallow day by day and attempt to make your own, until you will sicken and die of them, still in silence? We have been socialized to respect fear more than our own need for language.”
I began to ask each time: “What’s the worst that could happen to me if I tell this truth?” Unlike women in other countries, our breaking silence is unlikely to have us jailed, “disappeared” or run off the road at night. Our speaking out will irritate some people, get us called bitchy or hypersensitive and disrupt some dinner parties. And then our speaking out will permit other women to speak, until laws are changed and lives are saved and the world is altered forever.
An article tells the story of the story of a very loving couple who had been married for over 10 years without any child and it was becoming their 11th year.
Steve and Sarah stayed with each other and greatly hoped that they will have a child before their 11th year of marriage runs out because they were under persuasion from friends and family members to get a divorce.
But they couldn’t let go because of the strong bond of love between them. Months passed and one day, while Dave was returning from work, he saw his wife walking down the road with a man.
Months passed and one day, while Dave was returning from work, he saw his wife walking down the road with a man. The man had his arms around her neck and they looked very happy.
For over a week, he saw the same man with his wife at various places and one evening while Dave was returning from work he saw the man drop her off at the house after giving her a kiss on the cheek. Dave was angry and sad but he didn’t spoke of it with his wife.
Two days later after a hectic day at work, Dave was taking water with a glass jug from the dispenser when the phone rang.
He picked it up and the person said, ‘Hello dear, I’ll be coming to your house this evening to see you as promised.”
Dave hung up the phone.
It was a male voice and he was sure the person was the man he had always seen his wife with. He suddenly became shaky with the thought that he has lost his wife to another man. The glass jug fell from his hand and shattered into pieces.
His wife came running into the room asking, “Is everything okay?”
In anger, he gave his wife a push and she fell.
She wasn’t moving or getting up. Dave then realized that she fell where he broke the glass jug. A large piece of glass had pierced her. He felt her breath, pulse, and heartbeat but there she was lifeless.
In a total confusion, he saw an envelope in her hand.
He took it, opened it and was shocked by its content – it was a letter.
It read: “My loving husband, words cannot express how I feel so I had to write it down. I have been going to see a doctor for over a week and I wanted to be sure before I give you the news. The doctor confirmed it that I am pregnant with a twin and our baby is due 2 months from now. The same doctor is my long lost brother whom I lost contact with after our marriage. He has promised to take care of me and our baby and give us the best without collecting a centavo. He also promised to have dinner with us today. Thanks for staying by my side. Your loving wife.
The letter fell from his hand. There was a knock at the door and the same man he had seen with his wife came in and said, “Hello Dave, I suppose I’m right. I am Max, the brother of your wife”
Suddenly, Max noticed his sister lying in a pool of her blood. He rushed her to the hospital and she was in a coma. She had lost her twins.
Had Dave dared to ask his wife of his suspicions, it would have been a happy ending.
Trust and faith bring joy to life and help relationships grow to their maximum potential, says Joyce Meyer.
We need to have open communication with anyone to clear doubts and adjust ourselves to others.
But Dave found it out late.
And he paid his wrong suspicion with the life of his twins.#