Monday, November 23, 2009

Breaking Up

On the day of the Buddy Walk this year, I had the pleasure of walking with a friend of mine Gina and her 36 year old sister Renata who has DS. I had so much fun getting to know Renata better and we became fast friends. We even held hands for some of the walk and it was as natural as can be. She is such a sweet, dear person and is one of my personal heroes as she has overcome many health issues (unrelated to DS) and the fact that she had DS may have been one of the contributing factors to her ability to survive. More on that for another post.

During our walk, Gina asked Renata if she could share the story about her recent breakup with her boyfriend. She went on to tell me that Renata had had a boyfriend (who also had DS) for a couple of years (they worked together) and recently her heart was broken. Her boyfriend had broken up with her. And here is where you have a smile a little bit. Even Gina and Renata can laugh about it now. Her boyfriend broke up with her...not for another woman...but for a man!!!

Renata went on to say that yes her heart was broken but mostly that she was caught off guard by his announcement. She also said "I'm over him!" and said she wishes him well in his new love pursuits.

So...another example that yes, people with DS are more alike than different. Sounds like some good material for a Maury Povich episode to me!

8 comments:

Lisa said...

Oh no! That really is funny... Poor Renata, though. That would be tough for anybody to take initially! So awesome that she has such a great sense of humor about it and is moving on so quickly!

stephanie said...

Way more alike than different!
Glad she got over him, She sounds so sweet! Thanks for sharing that. I did have to smile a little!!

sheree said...

Ha! Well, I am glad she can laugh about it now because if not, I would feel bad about the little chuckle that just gave me ;)

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

Oh my! LOL Well... yeah, I'm glad she is over him too! What a shock! I hope she finds another great guy soon!

Emily said...

Wow... we are more alike than different! Glad she can handle it well!

Tausha said...

The ups and downs of love. Such a great story of how they are so much more like us then we realize.

Sally said...

Wow, that was not the ending I expected! Great to hear she's moving on!

Cheri said...

Hey, just popping in to say Happy Thanksgiving! I am so glad I met you through our blogs! :)