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Fast-forward, after 3 children and 22 years of marriage, I found myself headed to a divorce court. It was not my choice and certainly not the plan I had for my life. There I was, 22 years older, feeling like my life was going in the opposite direction. My pending divorce not only shattered my faith in marriage longevity, but my own self-confidence.
I had been married for more than half of my life. My life revolved around being a mother and wife, never looking outside of my own bubble. How would I ever adjust to being single with children? The whole idea made me feel depressed. I was mourning the death of my marriage. I started spending most of my free time in bed, with the covers pulled over my head. I got up only to do what was absolutely necessary. On May 20, several weeks later, I awoke on a sunny Sunday morning. I need to get up, get out, and get on with living.
I put on my favorite jeans, a pale yellow t-shirt, fixed my hair and make-up something I had not done in a whileand headed out the door to do some unnecessary errands. On my shopping list was a specific type of shelf liners. When I walked into K-mart, my life would be forever changed. After finding the exact shelf liners on my list, I continued shopping. In doing so, I noticed a man standing up ahead in my path, looking down at his phone. Well, he never moved. In fact, he looked up from his phone, straight at me, and gave me a beautiful compliment.
But I do remember smiling and saying thank you. He walked away yeah, now he walks away and I walked away, looking back at him as he looked back at me.I'm 36, still single, and finally figured out why
I shrugged my shoulders and headed to the sunglasses rack. I stood there, thinking about what had just happened. Physically, he did not look like any man I had ever dated before. But his sincere approach, along with his acknowledgement and respect for marriage, attracted me. I remembered my words from earlier.
It was the first day of the rest of my life, and I had to act swiftly. I ripped a price tag off from a piece of clothing sorry K-martgrabbed a pen from an empty register, and wrote down my name and phone on the blank side of the tag. I looked around to see where he was. He had just paid for his items and was heading toward the exit. You can call me some time. He called me the next day and told me his name was John. He shared that he had two adult children, one grandson, and went through a divorce several years prior after 20 years of marriage.
After that conversation, the rest was history. Or better yet, our story. The story of a beautiful journey between two imperfect people. Two people who got married on Sunday May 20,exactly 6 years after the day we met, and almost the exact time of our chance meeting. I could never have imagined that my choice that morning would actually lead to the first day of the rest of my life. A life with a wonderful, loving man.
This was all new to me. I needed to take it slow and close one chapter before moving on to the next. In the beginning, I would notice the stares. Yes, believe it or not, people still stare. Do I have something on my face? Some were out of curiosity and others were to show support. John and I are so much more compatible than we appear.
We make each other laugh, we enjoy many of the same things, and we truly understand one another. Over the past several years, John and I have experienced so much together. We both share a huge love for live music and summer concerts outdoors. So much that we started putting together a calendar for hundreds of free outdoor summer concerts in our area to share with others. They actually enjoy being with each other. Just before John and I were married, his older brother let me in on a little secret. He had already spotted you and knew you were the one he wanted to meet.
Now every time I see the K-mart logo it brings a huge smile to my face. You can follow her journey on Facebook here and follow their Summer Freebies Concert here. Submit your own story hereand be sure to subscribe to our free newsletter. Want me to go with you?
He changed the locks, abandoned me in a parking lot. Provide hope for someone struggling. Courtesy of Rhonda Haley There I was, 22 years older, feeling like my life was going in the opposite direction. Courtesy of Rhonda Haley Courtesy of Rhonda Haley Courtesy of Rhonda Haley I could never have imagined that my choice that morning would actually lead to the first day of the rest of my life.
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‘I’d ask you out if you weren’t wearing that wedding ring.’ Newly single, it was the first day of the rest of my life. I had to act swiftly.’: Woman divorces after year marriage, finds soulmate in Kmart