It hurt, literally, to stand there and pick out my best friend’s engagement ring and I think Jon noticed my pain because he asked me what I thought about him proposing and if I knew of any reason why he shouldn’t go through with it.
As my children and their needs as people grow, it seems that our circle of people shrinks – and the pressures of being a single mother mount.
I am just one person responsible for two human beings.
Things flowed so easy that we forgot Kayla was even there and when the silence came it finally hit Kayla what was potentially going on and she exploded. So much hurt and pain was caused by this situation that at the time we couldn’t see ourselves together even though it was clear we had strong feelings for one another.
Although nothing physical had happened between us, it was in that moment that she felt the emotional connection that had developed and despite us trying to reassure her that everything was fine, she knew what she was feeling and she was hurt. However, once we did speak it was clear that time and distance changed nothing and being together felt right.
Trust me, there were plenty of late night crying fits and trips to therapists and a wonderful support group for loved ones of brain injury victims.
But I’m not sure I fully felt the gravity of my loss – our loss. Finally, I recognized that three years’ worth of grief had come knocking.
My name is Melissa and I am a mother to two wonderful children and wife to an amazing man named Jonathan.
Our lives together over the past 3 years have been everything I’ve ever dreamed of, however, it hasn’t always been bliss and unfortunately the path to our love caused a lot of people pain.
Because sooner or later it will catch up with her.’”It has caught up with me.
When my three years ago, I slipped into survival mode: I jutted my jaw, made sure the kids and my business and the money and the divorce and the house were all in order.
Even months after we split, Sundays when my kids are with their dad and I would have otherwise spent with my ex-boyfriend, I instead engaged in unseemly behavior like walking around the streets of Manhattan while bawling uncontrollably, listening to John Legend on a loop and reading the on Carrie and Mr. Not only was all this embarrassing, it was also incongruous with the events at hand. Besides the end of my relationship, my mom has been unwell.