5-2-11 to 5-3-17
Six years of fun. Six years of taking random drives in the country on dirt roads. Six years of working together. Six years of laughter. Six years of change, growth and success. Six years that welcomed grandbabies, giggles and toothless smiles.
Six years, enough time to really know someone and know if you want to be together forever. Six years is even enough time for someone as cautious as I am when it comes to relationships. Together six years and then one day that ended it all. It’s not at all where I thought the conversation would go.
For those of you that know “us”, this will be a shock. His public adoration of me has touched many hearts. So many saw us as the perfect match for each other, the perfect couple. You’ll ask what happened. I don’t have an answer. If I did maybe we could have done something different. But there you have it. After six years and one day, it’s done.
For six years, he was my lover, my confidant, my business partner, my mentor, and my encourager. Then that one extra day he wasn’t anymore. We are still best friends and work tremendously well together and that will continue at least for now. He will always occupy a special place in my heart. I have the utmost respect for him. There is no animosity. It is truly a respectful parting. In fact, this parting happened a couple of months ago. I just wasn’t ready to go public with it. Writing is what I do and since I’ve written so much about us previously, I knew I had to write the last chapter.
I’ve had to deal with worse things than this and I know I will get through it. God has incredible plans for both of us. This isn’t the plan that I had but I know that God’s best work happens in times of disappointment. Change is an open door for divine intervention. I don’t know what the future holds so for now I’ll just trust in Him and wait to see where I’m led.