Today would have been my 5th year wedding anniversary. 5 years was supposed to lead to forever. That’s not what has happened, sad to say. Today since the early hours of the morning, I received texts, phone calls, and messages of friends and family checking on me to see if I was ok; if I was sad, having a meltdown, or anything of that nature. I honestly thought I was going to be filled with tears today; I thought I was going to sit at home, cry my eyes out, and feel like life just sucked. I got up this morning, got ready for work, and went about my day. When I thought about what today meant… it brought back the memories of how heartbroken I was. It made me think of all the crying, fighting, hiding, pretending, vomiting, losing myself, and all that came with me finally making my move to set myself free from misery. I felt lucky, blessed even; that I am no longer in that phase of my divorce. I wish that pain on no one. I wake up in the morning and feel lucky to have my family alive and well; no matter what, they support my every move and love me unconditionally. I have wonderful friends that have been there for me through the good and the horrible times and have been such a huge support system. My passion is what I do for a living and while hustling a door to a new one was opened. Someone unexpectedly came into my life that made me feel beautiful again, made me laugh, which I hadn’t done in quite a while, reminded me of myself worth, that even though I was wounded, love exists, and reminded me of how high my standards are…I guess sometimes serendipity comes in human form.
I am no longer angry at who or what once was. In fact, I appreciate all that came out of it; I have grown so much as a person and have a clearer vision of what I want my life to be and the kind of people I want in it. The bonds I had with my loved ones are stronger, I was shown the type of person I would never want to be, and most of all I now know what it’s like to love someone to the core with everything that you have and are invested in them. I wish my ex nothing but the best; I hope he finds what he’s looking for. No matter what happened between us, I know there was a time I was put on a pedestal and loved, I taught him what family was truly about, and not only did I get to finally know what it felt like to have someone to experience life with, I got a beautiful step-daughter out of it too. So, I now lift my glass and propose a toast…to love, life, and all that we go through that makes us who we are…here I am 5 years later, celebrating all that I’ve overcome.
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