Hey Jonno,

I saw your wedding pictures on Jess’s facebook page and they were stunning. What a beautiful wedding ceremony you had. Your new wife looks like a definite upgrade from me, Jon. I’m fat, dark-skinned and have horrible sticky-out afro hair. She is slim, tall and has blue eyes and blonde hair. She looks like a princess.

(just quietly, she looks like your tall, slim, blonde, blue-eyed sisters, Jonathan…is there something you need to seek therapy about?)

I remember about a year ago I saw on your Facebook (your FB is set to “public” so even if you’re reading this blog, you can look at Jon’s profile and see much of his life proudly displayed) and you’d posted something – a picture of you and your beautiful girlfriend. She’d written under your post “love you” and you’d responded “love you too” and I thought – genuinely – “Well good for you, Jon. GOOD FOR YOU“.

Your wedding honestly looks like a beautiful event. You looked so happy and your wife so pleased. Your guests all looked so happy for you both and Jess posted that she’d had “so much fun” she was only able to take a few pictures. So it must have been a wonderful day for you and I love that for you, I honestly do.

I’m happy for you…but would also love to punch you in the face. Hard. Just saying.

Immediately though (I’m being raw and honest with you here), I was comparing.

Did your wedding cost more? Were your invites prettier? Did they cost more, too? What food did you eat? Where was your venue? (it was hard to tell from the pics).

I of course zoomed in on your new wife’s dress – was it prettier than mine? (Thankfully no. hahahaha)

Did you propose in a more romantic way?

What was her ring like? *another zoom in* Did it cost more? Was it awesome? and no, I honestly wasn’t that impressed with it. 3 diamonds in a happy row in the middle of a gold band. Pretty. Maybe symbolic? I liked it, but I didn’t feel any envy.

Would you both move into the house I CHOSE for us all those years ago? Would she use the new kitchen I PAID FOR and had installed and LOVED the minute it was completed? The round silver sink I chose especially from IKEA and absolutely adored every time I did the dishes?

Were you replacing me or was I not there in your mind at all and this wasn’t a replacement – this new girl was who you saw as your first wife?!?

Did this new wife work a full time office job in the city AND beside you at Church hours after her long day EVERY SINGLE DAY, Jon? Did she? Because I know I did.

You didn’t thank me once, by the way.

You just expected it of me.

On your honeymoon are you going to turn her down for sex too? Or was there just something defective about me the night of our honeymoon? Are you going to continue to push her away for the next 8 years in the bedroom or have you two come to some kind of agreement about that?

I know this sounds spiteful but it’s the truth.

I AM A LITTLE ANGRY about it, to be honest.

I am happy for you – that is also true – I want you to be loved, Jon. You deserve that.

BUT YOU CHOSE TO GET MARRIED ON MY FUCKING BIRTHDAY.

That little fact didn’t escape me, Jonathan.

Really?!? REALLY JONATHAN? REALLY?!?

MY BIRTHDAY?!?

Of ALL the days in the FUCKING YEAR you could have chosen?

You chose MY birthday.

Hmm.

That’s cold AF, Jon.

I expected better of you, to be honest.

I expected some semblance of RESPECT on your end.

So it’s a bit of a rollercoaster of strong emotions from me, Jon. I’m happy for you because it brings me so much peace to know you’re not going to live your life alone. It makes me happy to know you’re loved, you are someone deserving of that. But I’m pretty fucking PISSED about the date you chose.

That’s NOT COOL, Jonathan.

NOT COOL.

End of rant.

10 responses to “Hey Jonno,”

  1. You have so much strength to endure this. I wouldnโ€™t be able to but youโ€™re much better off with someone who truly loves you. By this way this is one of your best posts. Thereโ€™s so much emotion and lots of wit too. Brilliant.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I absolutely adore you, Shanti. I think I make God facepalm – writing first about how Holy Jesus is and how much I love Him, then writing bitterly about my 1st husband re-marrying ๐Ÿ˜‚ I’m 45 and still learning. May God forgive my big stupid mouth. Sending you lots of love. Happy Easter ๐Ÿฃ darling Shanti xx

      Liked by 1 person

      1. That is what is so fantastic about you. So brilliantly brave & honest like we all aspire to be.

        Liked by 1 person

  2. I wish we had the strength to completely block people from our past lives but this one hurts. Hugs to you. Hope you find something to celebrate for your birthday

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much, Michelle. I learnt a lot and grew a lot and now live a life filled with love and laughter with my new husband who treats me like a Princess ๐Ÿ’– Alun (my “new” husband of 10 years) spoiled me loads on my birthday last Tuesday, praise God. I pray happiness, blessing, love and laughter in YOUR life, beautiful girl.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. This is so well-written, I feel your pain and tears in your eyes. I am sorry he treats you this way. There were 364 other days, no excuses. Please accept my birthday wishes for you. I wish you happiness, to be appreciated, loved, and respected.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Oh Alice…thank you so much for reaching out to me. Your kind comment is like a hug and oh my gosh, how I needed one ๐Ÿงก you are wonderful xxxx

      Like

      1. Just wish I could come over to give you a bear hug in person.

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Oh my gosh, that would be wonderful โค I’ll put the kettle on. Hee hee ๐Ÿ˜œ

        Like

      3. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

        Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: