When I went to the post office today I had my yearly reminder from the ring company where I purchased my wedding rings that my anniversary was coming up. Mind you my marriage lasted less than a month and a half but I’ve never taken the time to let the company know my marriage did not last. What surprised me about the letter this year was that this year would have been our ten year anniversary. I was devastated when my husband wanted a divorce after such a brief marriage but now it realize it was in fact a blessing in disguise. I won’t bore you with the details of our wedding and subsequent divorce but will say I did love the rings we picked out. I made sure I took both rings with me when I left and after about ten months I was reading a magazine that had an article about a woman who made jewelry and one piece of jewelry she made were divorce bracelets. I loved the idea of still being able to wear my ring but in a different form. I also picked out some stones to go with my ring. It was very healing to melt down the ring to a ball of gold and in a few weeks I had a phone call saying my bracelet was complete. I love it and made a bracelet for my Mom out of my ex-husband’s ring. My Mom was there for me when my husband left so I thought it was a good gift to her. I wear my bracelet every day as I love it and it reminds me of a commitment I made to myself and a higher power.
As I look forward to the future, live in the present and remember the past I am amazed at where I am as compared to ten years ago. I am in a much better place and am blessed by my family and friends. One event I’m looking forward to next year is my nephew Jeremy’s wedding to his fiancé Justine. I really enjoy their company. They have visited me and my Mom a number of times over the years and I always stop and see them when I’m in New England. The thing I am most excited about is the possibility of bring a flower girl for their wedding. I have been a bride, bridesmaid and maid of honor but never a flower girl. Hoping I make the cut! I love them and am happy to see them getting married.
I have tomorrow off at my night time job and am looking forward to the break. I have pet sitting jobs consisting of some dog walks. But I have more free time so I am visiting a friend and heading to the Academy of the Arts for the annual Children’s and Young Adults art exhibit. I am also enjoying a book Miss Peregrines Home For Peculiar Children. I love reading children’s and young adult books as much if not more than adult books. It is one of my goals to write a children’s book.
Do you find yourself at a place you never thought you’d be at if someone had asked you ten years ago where you would be? I hope you have some fun goals for yourself and have a beautiful Tuesday!! Thanks for reading.