Don't have much time because I am heading out on the road for a girls' weekend, but I just HAD to write today.
I AM SO BLESSED.
This line from an Alanis Morrisette song keeps running through my head:
"The moment I let go of it, was the moment I got more than I could handle
The moment I jumped off of it, was the moment I touched down"
I saw a movie and had dinner with my best friend.
I shopped and lunched with another girlfriend.
I had yoga and lunch with one of my closest friends who loves and supports me steadfastly.
I attended a fabulous live auction for a charity that another friend of mine is co-founder of. My awesome sister-in-law attended with me, made me laugh all night. We had champagne, good food, met fabulous people, and I sat awestruck by my amazing friend who raises money for families of kids with cancer.
I had dinner with five other girlfriends. The restaurant was trendy yet comfortable, the food was out of this world, the conversation was utterly entertaining (my stomach hurts today from laughing) and the mood was happy.
Today I received an outpouring of love from an anonymous friend (who reads this blog...THANK YOU WHOEVER YOU ARE), who sent me sunflowers in preparation for my father's surgery Tuesday. Just when I thought things couldn't get any better.
Tonight I leave on a roadtrip with 3 other girlfriends for a weekend of shopping
If you had told me years ago that someday I would have more friends than I knew what to do with, I wouldn't have believed you. I have always been the girl who didn't trust other women. I had 2 or 3 close close friends (still have them) but the support system that I have now is just....I just don't have the words. It brings tears to my eyes.
I can't believe how happy I am right now. I honestly don't know that I've ever been happier. I AM SO GLAD I MADE THE DECISION TO SEPARATE. I am not blaming my husband for my years of unhappiness at all, but letting go of that unhealthy relationship opened up more doors than I could have ever imagined would be there.
I am so humbled to be so loved and to have the best friends on earth, the greatest kids on the planet, and a family who loves me.
Life is so good.