We're doing Thanksgiving at our house this year, and I can't wait.
When I was DF'd I lost everyone I ever had a relationship with - all but 2 people, my little boy, and my worldly boyfriend. As we all know - it is so devastating and lonely. My whole family - gone in one formal announcement. How in the h_ll can someone just pick up and rebuild an entire life of relationships?!!
Jump ahead a few years later (I said a few [email protected]! - ok, 14) I'm shopping for our Thanksgiving dinner this year and I realized - WOW - my whole past has been replaced. This is just so cool. My boyfriend all those years ago became my husband. We raised my little boy into a wonderful man, and added another daughter to the family. And this Thanksgiving I'll have a houseful of family including my in-laws (great people!), my daughter, my son, his girlfriend, uncles, grandparents, etc.
To all of you just getting out, or contemplating - it did NOT take me 14 years to rebuild my life. That's not what I mean by this post - It's just that every once in a while I notice something fantastic about my life now and it takes my breath away - it makes me realize that the "end" is never really the "end" - life goes on - and you never know what great things are out there in your future.
One Thursday night in 1990 I thought my whole world had came to an end. I'm glad I didn't give up that night. I'm glad I didn't go back. Hang in there - trust yourself - stand for freedom. Don't give up!