Monday, March 9, 2009

17

17 years ago, I was 24 years old and was living a busy single life. I enjoyed my friends and my alone time equally. But I always felt like I was searching for something ~ just didn't know what it was. Little did I know how meeting a friend for drinks at SueEllen's that night would change my life. We talked easily over beers and listening to the band. As we left that night, she asked me for a kiss. It was a sweet peck on the lips.

7 years ago, we had a wonderful celebration of our union. It included all of our family and friends and made us feel loved and supported.

About 17 weeks ago, my life changed again. I am now searching for something again. I am searching for strength and peace in this new path. I need to find myself. I need to know that I am lovable and I will survive.

This change has been bittersweet. It has allowed me to look inward and to reach outward. I hope to continue this growth and look forward to being me again.

12 comments:

  1. Dina, you are VERY much loved!!! *hug*

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  2. I heart you too Dina! *hugs*

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  3. I second Brandie's comment.....you are very loved! The girls and I are so thankful for your friendship! Hugs!

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  4. I am so sorry honey. *hugs* I can not imagine what you are going through. But, one thing I DO know is how incredibly strong you are!

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  5. You are amazing and I'm excited for your new possibilities!

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  6. You know you will always be one of my "bestest" computer friends, and I hope one day soon we will get to meet each other in real life. When I need a laugh, I know I can always count on you. And you can always count on me for a shoulder, my dear friend. (((HUGS)))

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  7. I do not envy the feelings you must be having now, but I admire you more than you know. You're being so open and out there about all of this. It takes a terribly strong person to be able to be vulnerable. And, my goodness, you are funny, outgoing, and beautiful to boot.

    I am, however, glad that you are looking at this as a new experience. Ava and Zoe, and whoever else you should ever choose to spend your life with will be blessed because of their time with you.

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  8. Yes, you are definitely loved by all those around you and I envy your strength. You are awesome girl, don't ever forget that!!

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  9. Keeping putting one foot in front of the other... You're doing great & you are loved but lots of us! ((hugs)))

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