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130/444 Healing from Infidelity: Your Cheatin' Heart

I grew up listening to Hank Williams Sr. He wrote and sang, Your Cheating Heart. It gets to the emotions of betrayal as good as any song. As I experienced similar feelings sometimes I felt hopeless.  This thing was too big and there is no way we could ever overcome it.  But each time I had a nudge from a friend or God or I just rode it out. I took the next step, stayed another day, and dealt with it though many times I wanted nothing but out. 

As we've written the previous two posts Ann and I are today filled with gratitude that we are still together. We're spending time right now with our adult daughter, together. And we're really grateful we get to do that.

I wryly joked, yesterday as we talked about those early days of dealing with the affair, 'Fun times, huh?' They were anything but that.  Still, they were the days where we changed and grew. Our faith, our love and our commitment grew deeper even if we had no real idea that was the reality of what was happening. The change was all about wrestling with God and facing life as head on as we could.  

Your cheatin' heart,
Will make you weep,
You'll cry and cry,
And try to sleep,
But sleep won't come,
The whole night through,
Your cheatin heart, will tell on you...

When tears come down,
Like falling rain,
You'll toss around,
And call my name,
You'll walk the floor,
The way I do,
Your cheatin' heart, will tell on you...

Your cheatin' heart, 
Will pine some day,
And crave the love,
You threw away,
The time will come,
When you'll be blue,
Your cheatin' heart, will tell on you...

When tears come down,
Like falling rain,
You'll toss around,
And call my name,
You'll walk the floor,
The way I do,
Your cheatin' heart, will tell on you...

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