Tuesday, July 20, 2010

it doesn't make me a failure

Today would have been my second wedding anniversary.


I think the only way I want to recognize it is with a quiet moment, realizing that we are both much happier in our individual lives than we were sharing them.  We've gotten to the other side.  I could always see the other side when I was in the middle of it, but I could never see how to get through.  Turns out it's the same way you get through anything tough - if giving up is not an option, than fighting through - saving yourself - is all you have.


If I could send a message to this girl, it would be:  you'll get through this.  I know you think that you are trapped, and that there is no way out, but you will find your way.  Lean on your friends and they will help carry you through.  One day, your life will be full of peace and love and for this you will know to be thankful.

11 comments:

  1. (((huggss))) You are a strong woman. Living in the past or what could have been never get you very far and I know you're well aware of that. Enjoy a big giant glass of wine with the poet tonight and enjoy what you have now ;)

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  2. In hindsight, that photo is fascinating but I'm really curious what you thought of it when you first saw it? Did you see anything that made you wonder?

    Of COURSE it doesn't mean *you* are a failure. If failed marriages made failed people, the world would be even more of a disaster. Over the weekend, I saw an unattributed quote that captures my view on my own "failures" perfectly: What's behind me does not matter. (hmmm, next tattoo??)

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  3. I like to think "no regrets". You have learned from everything, including things that didn't work out or didn't end up like you'd wanted them to. You got rid of Apple AND a marriage that wasn't working, all in one year - and look how much happier you are for it! Even with some cranky hips and limited running! You are superwoman!

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  4. Just found your blog today, so I don't know your history - but congrats on making changes in your life to build a happier you!

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  5. This Thursday would have been my 5th wedding anniversary. It always gets better.

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  6. Katie - thanks for posting this. What would be my 3rd anniversary is sneaking up on me and as always I'm struggling with it a bit. Knowing that you're at peace and are happier now helps me know that I'll get there too.

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  7. You are strong. Glad you've come away from this trial with such a good perspective.

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  8. Have I told you lately that I pink puffy heart love your attitude? Your head and heart are right where they should be. What a woman!

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  9. your amazing, beautiful and strong! I hope you had a good day!

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