There were times when the Green Eyed Monster would make a beeline to my heart. Sad! I would watch kids with their mothers being hugged and kissed. I couldn’t understand, “Why my mother wasn’t alive? Why God had to take her?”
I would watch having no reply. Then father died too.
After marriage I didn’t have a parent’s home to go to, or a mother who could come and help me with the kids when they were born; or the times I was sick.
There was always the question, “Why God?”
Then the pilgrimage to Mecca happened, and with that I was finally at peace. Before going my younger brother in law with a smirk on his face asked, “What are you going to pray for? Riches?” I could discern the inner laughter he was having at my expense.
I looked at his face for a moment and answered, “Forgiveness from God, and eternal peace”.
His mouth remained open for a while.
Daily Prompt: Green-Eyed Monster
Tell us about the last time you were really, truly jealous of someone. Did you act on it? Did it hurt your relationship?