Sunday, November 8, 2009

Anniversaries

I got a call from my mom yesterday to check and see if I was doing OK. I wasn't quite sure why she was asking and then I realized she had gotten the days wrong in a way. Friday was the two year anniversary of my divorce being finalized while today would have been my 6th wedding anniversary. So her asking on the day in between the two wasn't entirely off. Truth is I am fine. I have been fine with it for a long time. These dates don't bother me anymore. They are just any other day in my life that just so happened to be the same day that something significant happened in the past. But the past is the past and my life has been all about moving on since then. In some ways this year is a little different than last year in that I know Shawn is getting married again. And while that is a little weird, it doesn't bother me as much as I thought it would. It just really solidifies what I knew all along which was that he married me because it was time to get married not because he wanted to marry me. Instead, I sit here grateful that I have the life now. That wouldn't have been possible without marrying and divorcing him.

2 comments:

Gina said...

So, I had a baby within about a month of you getting married (12/22/2003) , and then I had another baby within a month of you getting divorced (10/8/2007). When you need another life-altering event, let me know and I'll try to spit out another baby for you.

Shannon said...

i hate that people ever have to experience divorce but am always glad when people are able to move on from it and realize too that they are able to see the good that came from it.