Sunday, March 16, 2008

One Way to Heal a Broken Heart...

Our Kyle has a lot of friends who are girls. He has two in particular who adore him, and the feeling is mutual. They have spent many hours together at youth group gatherings or just hanging out, playing music (the girls sing like larks) and laughing. Their friendship is strictly platonic; they are more like siblings, so it made sense that the girls invited Kyle to go to Florida with them and their family over spring break, but he said no (His girlfriend would not appreciate it.)

Last week, however, my boy got his heart broken. The Girlfriend called it quits. This is the girl he has been in love with since 3rd grade and who finally quit stringing him along and gave him a real chance. This being high school and all, five months was enough for her, and she decided they'd be better off friends. I'm glad he finally got to find out what it would be liked to be her boyfriend, and I'm sure he doesn't regret it. He seems to be getting over it fairly well. I'm sure it doesn't hurt that he's now decided to take the other girls up on their Florida offer.

Did I mention that the girls' dad won the lottery last fall? Yes, the Lottery; I'm talking $29million here, folks. They have invited him to join them, all-expenses paid as they take their first-ever family vacation. I spoke with the dad last night (I've never met him, but I know the girls' mom, his ex-wife, who vouched for him), and he said to make sure I tell Kyle not to worry at all about money; he's paying for everything. His daughter told Kyle that her dad has a budget for the trip, though; he only wants to spend $5000.00 per day. Gee, I hope they can stay under budget and still have a good time....ya think?

So, my boy will have a little help healing this week. I hope he can handle staying at 5-Star resorts, going to theme parks and beaches every day, and being surrounded by pretty girls. I don't know how we are going to stand having him gone for nine days, but there's no way we could have said no; he's a good kid. He works hard, gets good grades, etc. Plus, I'm sure a broken heart is nothing that a few days on a sunny beach, surrounded by good friends (and girls in bikinis) can't's certainly worth a try.


  1. OK...I'm seriously jealous of your son. I want to go to Florida. It's cold and windy here today and I'm jealous of anyone who gets to go somewhere warm. Especially if they don't have to pay for it. I love your blog btw, and I've been reading through all your old posts.

  2. WOW! I hope he budgeted enough. They say that money can't buy happiness, but I think it can certainly go a long way to finding it!

    I bet your son will have the time of his life and sounds like it's well deserved.

    Hope mom doesn't worry the whole time though!

    I dread when my teens decide to spread their wings. My oldest is trying out for the high school pom squad, and if she makes it will be spending a week in the dorms at OU this summer for the pom clinic...I'm already having separation anxiety!

    Make sure he takes and actually WEARS sun block...the sun is nasty there. It may not seem that hot, but boy can you fry FAST on those beaches (I found that out the hard way at 17, knowing everything at that age, I opted NOT to wear it).

    Terri :)

  3. WOW!!!!!
    I hope he has a wonderful, HAPPY time, the teen years are stressful enough, it's a blessing he has such good friends!

  4. What a tough budget. But seriously if he goes over then so what??

  5. you're a good mom, your son sounds like a great kid. i hope he has a wonderful time!

  6. would htat we all had a trip to florida to sooth our wounded hearts. i'm glad he's a good kid and is able to go along for such a treat.

  7. To watch your son's heart get broken. Oh that must have killed you.

    You are a good mama to let him go on this AMAZING vacation. I think you're right. His heart will be on the mend in no time.

    Money can't buy everything. But it sure beats sulking at home!

  8. That first broken heart is so tough.

    But nothing a free Spring Break trip to Florida won't cure! WOW! Good for him!

  9. Wow! I bet he is as good as new when he gets back. The meany in me hopes chick-ee-poo hears that he went. Eat your heart out darlin'. He must be a good kid for you to let him go on the trip. You are blessed.



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