Soo many things are changing… yesterday one of my dear friends called. While we hadn’t spoken in a few years, she is one of those friends that you can pick up with right away. It was as if we saw each other yesterday.
BIG NEWS! My friend is 3 moths pregnant — a little boy due Dec 2nd! This is wonderful news. She has tried to have a baby for a long, long, long time. She will be an amazing mom! There is hope in the world!
Another friend found me this afternoon, and shared news of her pending divorce (after 15 years of marriage). It was her idea. Turns out she was miserable with her husband. Sort of pisses me off- he wasn’t very nice to her. (And yes, I get that there are multiple sides to the story, but this is my friend and if she tells me she was unhappy, I believe her). I remember when I was getting married, this friend said to me,”make sure you find someone who really makes you happy, that you love and loves you in return, and don’t settle”. Wonder now, looking back, was she trying to tell me something? She told me she didn’t want anyone to know, she tried to make it work. Anyway, now she is working on her happiness!
Lastly, another friend told me her husband lost his job. The writing had been on the wall – the company has been going through tough times, lots of layoffs, etc. My friend seemed happy. Her husband was not happy at his work, but he wasn’t going to make a change on his own. So now he can make a change. And so far so good.
In all cases, 15 seems to be the magic number… 15 years trying to be come a mom, 15 years in a not so great marriage, and 15 months of building layoffs.
All my friends have great strength! I wish them all happiness! They truly deserve it!
There is hope!