Feb 10, 2006

Friday Haiku

Rain, rain, go away
I just got divorced today.
Boy, does it feel strange.

1 comment:

LosingSanity said...

Sorry to hear about the divorce. I know how painful it is, even if the marriage was awful. My ex was physically and verbally abusive in the extreme, and it was still like cutting off a part of myself to get divorced. One day I was Mrs., the next day, my whole identity had changed. It didn't even feel real until I sold the wedding & engagement rings. They had never been off my finger until I walked into the pawnshop. Walking out of the shop without the rings made me feel like I was walking into a whole new life, which I guess was really the case. A life without bruises and black eyes. A life where I could make choices and express opinions. A life where I decided what I would order in a restaurant. A life where I was allowed to drive a car, have a job, have friends, see my family, use the phone without permission. It took a long time to get used to it, but it was surely worth it. I talked to my ex once about seven years ago, and he was still the same old asshole, so I knew then for sure that I'd made the right choice. Best of luck to you - I know it will mean a lot of adjustments, but I'm sure you will be fine. I look at my oldest son and think of him as the prize I won for putting up with a bad marriage. You've got two beautiful, precious babies - they are surely worth it, whatever the cost. You and your girls are in my prayers.