I did not know what I was going to do when the strongest influence on my faith and growth decided he wanted to sever the tie we had to one another. For years, my life had been heavily impacted by this man and his family, but now he had made the decision to disconnect the familial tie that bound us together. When things of this sort happen in our life, we can allow the hurt of the break to make us ask and say some strange things.
"Was it ever really real?" "All those years are and were a waste."
It is important to remember in those moments that a break cannot take away an impact made.
No disappointment or failure on an important person's part can change the impact made.
It is important to honor the impact. You still have to remember, reflect on, and respect the impact made even if you can no longer honor or respect the person who made the impact.