Today is a two-year anniversary for my husband and me. A very personal anniversary for us that started with an ordinary day – a much-needed phone call and participation in a wedding – and ended up with a great loss, confusion and many questions.
Time and distance has put new perspective on many things – including that day. But sadly, not even the marriage that Greg performed on that fateful day – has lasted. It’s almost like the whole day was fated to just be ‘one of those days’.
But memories linger anyway – and help us fill in the blanks where we are left to wonder – and left to fill in the empty silent spots. This can be dangerous – and not very accurate as I’ve recently found out – but sometimes – this is all we can do. It is better to take the ‘no harm – no blame’ philosophy – rather than point fingers. And there’s something about this season of the year – and the cold weather that reminds me once again.
And so that is exactly how we feel. barely escaping being ‘horribly mangled‘ – we have gone on – dealt with loss and misunderstanding – and purposed to be our own people and have our own say in things – even when it was not popular to do so. We’ve kept our unique perspective – and worked it out – our way. And we won’t apologize for that. And the way we look at it now after 2 years is this: No harm done – lesson learned – and another year to celebrate God‘s goodness, protection and provision in our lives.
And so – here’s to another year of celebration. We wave goodbye once again to the past, fear, ignorance and denial. And we warmly embrace goodness, love, forgiveness and truth.
Happy Anniversary to us. We made it. ♥