This morning, because I was basically choking to death due to the flu, I decided to give up trying to sleep and pulled up my computer. It was 4:30am in the morning, and I was greeted with Caitlyn’s masterpiece — Peeing in the Pool. It was a timely moment for me to read that because I’d been bombarded with the phrase “You don’t know the whole story” for days now, from people who have begun to pool around Chef. Evidently, Chef has a different version of what has happened, and it seems to resonate some kind of logic with a few of these people. I, of course, don’t know what that story is. I will say, however, that there is always two sides to a story, and of course, Chef is entitled to see things from the prism of his own life. I don’t begrudge him his side. However, after talking to Caitlyn a bit, she mentioned that even though he was a schmuck, she was going to keep talking to him. I expected nothing less. Caitlyn has always been a Daddy’s girl, and it would cause her tremendous pain to have to cut him out of her life. But, somewhere in the back of my mind, I wondered if this had something to do with this “Other Side of the Story”. I told her that was fine, of course. He is her dad.
This morning, I was greeted with her story, and I have to say that I laughed and laughed and laughed. No one can tell a story like Caitie Bug. Then, because Bekkie was dealing with some painful things with her friend Emily, who has begun dating a member of The Other Side, she was inspired to write her contribution. And then my heart-broken son, DJ, wanted to say his bit. And in one day, my children laid out their hearts on this matter.
As a wife, this has been horrifying. As a mother, this has been shaming and disappointing. But as a Christian, I am one pretty proud mama right now. I feel like the Lord has fashioned my children into arrows that can wound the adversary, Satan, and so I must say, this day is ending on a good note.
To My Children: I’m sorry all of this has cost you so much as well. But I love you, and I am so proud and honored to be your mother. I love each of you with all of my heart. Love, Mom