Back in late 1997 my ex-wife and I decided to get separated. We had two small children and I moved out of our house. That was my first big mistake. To say the least I was very distraught about what was going on and did a lot of drinking and engaged in some very stupid behaviors trying to dampen the pain that I was feeling at the time. The next year after about 15 months we got a divorce. I remember that for years before our relationship went sour, I would think that I wanted a divorce, that I did not like who I was married to. Well you know the old saying ” Be careful what you wish for”. I missed my kids a lot, our first Christmas was eating top ramen noodles together, just the three of us. They did not seem to mind and now that I look back I am very grateful for all of the wonderful things that I have. The memories of both the good and bad over the last 12 years.
If all of the pain that I went through back then never happened I would never have met the wonderful woman I call my wife now. I learned a very valuable lesson with the ex-wife…Be very careful what you wish for, because you will get it.