March 31st is the anniversary of my divorce. I can’t believe how the time flies. The memory of pain and anxiety of going through the ending of my marriage long gone and replaced by a feeling of peace, love and joy. A lot has happened since the day the judge decreed that my ex and I “divorced.” Growth tops the list.
I’ve grown and accomplished raising two wonderful kids. I wanted them to see me happy and if at all possible, being in a healthy, happy relationship. Six years and this is my truth. My joy has returned. I’m in a love relationship with my friend who I knew years ago was my soul mate. Yes, I said it “soul mate” in every sense. My ex-husband was a soul mate too, he taught me about the consequences of not knowing, valuing and most importantly loving myself. He gave me two children whom I adore and a life lesson that I will never forget.
I get to show my kids that love is good, kind, compassionate, passionate, friendliness and feels good. That two people can work through their issues through communication, transparency and a genuine care for each other’s happiness.
If you are going through a divorce or contemplating one, know that you will get through it and life can be wonderful again.
To celebrate my divorce a dear friend took me to breakfast. I remember I had Swedish Pancakes and lingonberries. Here is a recipe for your enjoyment.