Something That We Do
My heart was never supposed to be broken. I worked hard at my life. I had a husband, three children, and a great job in the city. These teenagers of ours were careening toward adulthood, and I clung to the hope that I might actually get to date the man that I’d married eighteen years ago again, someday…
But he couldn’t wait.
I’m someone’s ex-wife. I was someone’s not good enough, someone’s not worth it. He cheated on me but, mostly, he cheated me out of the best years of my life.
It wasn’t supposed to be this way…
Until it was meant to be.
I wouldn’t trade anything for the peace I’d finally found beneath the country sky. I’d spent my life second best, handing my heart over to women who’d rather just have my paycheck. I drank hard, I worked harder, and I vowed never again to bother with trust.
Trust had gotten me buried before, but never again.
I’m someone’s ex-husband. I’m someone’s alimony, someone’s curse word, someone’s bad memories and regret. I no longer believed that love was supposed to be patient, and kind…
Until I found the kindest love of all.
It’s never too late to learn to be loved.
Coming January 2018