Middle-Class Life Narrative

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On the way to work, I tried not to think about Jacob being engaged, but it was impossible. Questions filled my head as I stopped at red lights and stop signs. Could he actually propose to someone else if we were still legally married? Did I really want to sign the papers when it was time? Was I going to change my last name back to Blue? Was I going to have to move? I had no clue, but I knew that I couldn’t afford the mortgage on my house by myself and the rest of the bills. I liked the lifestyle I lived. I drove a Volvo SUV and didn’t have a closet full of high dollar clothes, which was perfectly fine with me because I didn’t need all of that. Middle-class living was fine with me. I was satisfied with just having the bills paid. Coming home to a decent house, in a decent neighborhood was definitely a blessing. I deserved to be happy, with or without Jacob and that was the bottom line. From that second forward, I decided that I would hang Jacob out to dry. I was…show more content…
Over the years of our marriage, I kept a journal of the verbal abuse as well as the phone records from Jacob’s cell phone bills. I knew that he was having hour long conversations in the middle of the night and on his lunch breaks. I was going to use all of that evidence against him in court. I couldn’t wait to see his face when he found out that I had kept up with his every move. As the pictures that Trudy had shown me on Erica’s Faceplace page came to mind, I could have sworn that I was actually looking at them. They were embedded in my mind, and I couldn’t stop thinking about them. All of a sudden, I wanted to hurt Jacob all over again. Before I got out of my car, I prayed that a lightning bolt would strike him down. Not tomorrow, but today. I quickly took back my prayer of Jacob’s demise and asked God to forgive me. I knew that vengeance wasn’t mine and that God would deal with Jacob for breaking his vows in due
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