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when you’ve felt rejected – Ann Voskamp / A Message From Sarah : Friendships Can Hurt

From Sarah : Friendships Can Hurt

I have written briefly about losing a friendship that tore me in two. She was another Angel Mom . Someone I called Sister. Family. I was closer to her than almost anyone else. Or so I thought.

When she wrote me : accusing me of betraying her…. I was shocked.  Rocked to my core. Hurt. 

Just a day before she had shared a huge secret with me. Then the next she ended our friendship.

For a year and a half. I was blocked from her Facebook . She left a door open though : I still had access to her son’s memorial page.  I was able to write there. Leave messages.

I left a few. On birthdays and holidays. Did I try hard enough to reach her? No, Not really. I shut myself off like I have done for so long.

Friendships are hard at times. I have a couple of girl friends from grade school and high school. 

There is still a distance there. One totally of my own making. 

I will continue to write on this subject. 

Now for the post that started this conversation.  

When You’ve Felt Rejected By

Ann Voskamp.

Her guest writer wrote the following book : 

By Christine Hoover 

My heart began beating quickly as I reread the first few lines and saw that, in fact, I’d read it right the first time.
The biting words sunk in deep.
A friend had misunderstood me and not given me the benefit of the doubt, and she was writing to let me know I had disappointed her.
We’ve all been hurt by someone we considered a friend, whether it’s an inconsiderate word or an unexpected betrayal.



My real name is Debra (Debbie Sue). Sarah is a nickname given to me in high school. My husband has always called me that so here in Florida It's all I am known by. I was born and raised in Illinois. My son and I moved to Colorado in 1982. I taught school for 17 years. Then I ran a homeschooling/preschool/daycare until 2006 when I moved to Florida after my son, Bobby died suddenly. He was almost 26. Danny and I live and work at a state park here. I miss the mountains and climate of Colorado. I miss snow and the four seasons. I miss Bobby.

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