After the initial despair, I started to question myself. What had I done to deserve it? Had I not been “good” enough? Was it because I didn’t squeeze the toothpaste from the bottom of the tube? Or because I was an eternal optimist? Or too independent? I struggled to understand my role, knowing that no one is perfect. I had my faults, sure. But I’d always tried to find balance. All the uncertainty, the feeling of having no control over whether or not my marriage survived, left me feeling small and helpless, something completely out of character for me. But Rumi said:
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Such a beautiful quote and very thought provoking. Thanks for sharing your story. You certainly have the right perspective on thinking of you through hard times.
Yes to all of this. It’s often the darkest parts of us that help us heal the most!
Such a beautiful quote. I love words as well. Thank you for opening such an intimate part of your life. I’m sure your story will connect with someone!
Wow, The honesty in each of these “stories” of your life, make this a compelling piece of writing. The quotes were great, and there are a few I’m going to hold onto. Thanks for sharing somethings that are so personal.