Surprise! I’ve got a past.
We all do. Our pasts make us who we are today. Tomorrow, today will be THE PAST. Think about that. It all counts – and it adds up to LIFE.
That doesn’t mean it’s all good stuff.
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know that I have a mountain man husband, a new house, live in a mountain paradise, and adore a fabulous dog. You also know that I had another husband. And another house. Started out in another mountain paradise. And adored another fabulous dog.
Let’s take a moment and cheers to sweet Zamboni (the FIRST fabulous dog).
Life is incredible. And it’s also unbearable. The end of my first marriage is painful for me to talk about. It is my absolute least favorite topic to discuss- I prefer never to think about it, honestly. But in sharing it, I’ve found a new kind of healing that two solid years of therapy didn’t bring me. Thank you for letting me do so- and for helping me continue to heal.
I’m honored and humbled to have my story featured on The Ramblings today. Recently, the hilarious Tori added a weekly guest post of sorts: the Tiny Spark Series. In it, some of her readers share- in their own words- a difficult life experience and the silver lining that lured them back into the sunshine. When she approached me to contribute, I confess that I was scared. Her audience is significantly larger than mine is here! But I’m inspired by what I’ve read over the past weeks, the strength of spirit that’s been displayed, the bravery in exposure. I’m proud to be a part of it. Reading the Tiny Spark posts has shed light on the bigger picture for me- and has reminded me that everyone has a story. Everyone has a past.
It’s our choice to live in the present- and love the promise of the future.
“A mighty flame followeth a tiny spark.” – Dante Alighieri