Kelly comes home
one day after working late and her spouse tells her the dinner she
prepared taste like rat poison. Her children then take turns asking
her are we going on vacation, give me candy, I wanna go to grandma’s
house, I don’t want this meal I want that meal……the complaints
continue as Kelly zones out to a happy place in her life when she was
living free with no responsibilities and no complainers. Her time was
her own. As she snaps out of it her husband walks by her in the
kitchen. No hug, no kiss, no hi how was your day, just nothing. He
then explains to her how the food should have been prepared, how much
money she could have saved on groceries along with a host of other
complaints. All Kelly can think about is one day, one day. She will
be free from all of their complaining. But when, and how?
As the days passed
these same thoughts grew stronger. She did it all for them and later
realized, what had she done for herself? When would she go away, when
would she relax, when would she travel, go on a plane, jet ski, ski,
surf,………. All of life’s enjoyment was passing her by.
Then that bright
red image of the word guilt flashes in her head. You are happy
because you have them. They are your pride and joy. They are your
accomplishments. Without them you would be nothing. They bring you
up, they love you with all their heart no matter what! How dare you
even think for one moment that your life is not fulfilling because
you haven’t road a damn surfboard or skied!
So she goes back to
her quiet lifestyle and continues to be that good mother and wife
that she has been from day one. Cooking and cleaning, working and
working. Making sure that there is always gas in the car, food on the
table and that all events are met.
Once upon a time
Kelly’s husband Mark used to btravel with her, adore and romance
her. Mark was handsome, intelligent and very strong. Kelly loved how
he used to pull her so close to his body and hug her so tight he
would lift her up off the floor. Their passion towards each other was
like an explosion. Mark racing home to Kelly, and Kelly doing the
same. They both longed for children and couldn’t wait to start a
family together. Then one day after a romantic vacation together
Kelly found out she was pregnant. Both parties were overjoyed with
excitement. As the first child came and their parental skills were
learned Kelly and Mark had ups and downs, but they always made up
before they went to sleep. This continued, more children came into
their world and they were an awesome team. Kelly could never say her
husband did not help her, she surely could not complain about being
overwhelmed because she had Mark. Mark was her rock.
As the years
progressed Mark dove further into his success. His artchitect company
was booming and he began to have no time for her. Mark was still a
good Dad, always making sure he spent quality time with his children.
Their oldest wanted to follow in Mark’s footsteps and they became
closer and closer. Kelly soon realized they were no longer a team.
There was no place or room for Kelly in their home. All of the
children’s activities took priority over their love lives. There
was no love life left. For years this continued. Kelly was such a
good wife. Taking care of her family day in and day out. She had few
friends because she felt she would never want to replace her motherly
duties with foolishness. There was no time for drinks with friends,
movies, or casual conversation.
In no time the
things that used to make Kelly happy were no longer a preference for
her. She watched others go sking, scuba diving and zip lining to name
a few. She also wanted romance, and constantly thought of the days
her husband used to make love to her in every position possible. That
is the life Kelly longed for and she was determined to get it back!
Months passed and
Kelly continued to have these same desires. Recently the thought of
feeling another man's touch slowly creeped into her mind. It wasn’t
that she didn’t love her husband anymore, it was just the physical
desires she needed and craved were overtaking her daily thoughts.
There was no one in particular whom she would be with in an intimate
way BUT one day that eventually all changed.
One afternoon after
Mark went to work and Kelly dropped their children off to school, she
went to her local book store, thinking maybe a good book will take my
mind off of things and help me dive into other thoughts. Kelly used
to love sports in her pre-children life so she picked up a good book
all about getting back into shape to steer her on the right track.
Just as she finished paying for her book Kelly bumped into an old
high school friend. His name was Terrance Willis Jordan, TJ for
Terrance gave her a
big hug and squeeze as he said, “hey Kelly how you been? It’s
been a loooong time, how are you”? Kelly was a little embarrassed
as she didn’t enjoy so much attention in public not to mention her
hair was placed up into a high messy ponytail. “Hi TJ she said,
it’s nice to see you too, I’m fine. As TJ said, “I know you
are” Kelly looked down and couldn’t help but blush. They had
small talk in the book store about their current lives. Kelly
explained how long she had been married, her husband’s excellent
career and their 3 beautiful children. TJ said that he had been
married and was recently divorced and has 2 daughters ages 4 and 6
Elizabeth and Marie. When the two finally left the book store they
quickly exchanged email address in the hopes of speaking some more in
the near future.