It’s been a long time…

by Donna on July 8, 2013

yayAnyone still there? I’m still here… alive and well.

And have I got things to tell you!

I’m getting married. And I am pregnant. It’s a boy that we are naming James after my father. And I am going to be a step mom to two beautiful girls (11 & 16). I’m going to sell the Donnavilla and together we are buying a house to fit all 5 of us.

And if anyone told me that any of this would happen to me just 7 months ago, I’d have laughed in your face.

Yet it makes sense. It was back in December that I decided I was tired of being angry at Rob. It took me awhile but I finally realized that what occurred in that relationship was my fault… which was absolutely freeing. Rather than seeing myself as a victim, I took ownership of it and my anger just vanished. Once that happened, I was finally free to move on.

I looked around my house and realized there was no room for a partner. My closets were stuffed with clothes. In front of my tv sat my poang, with just room for me. My bed had just one bedside table. My bedroom walls contained pictures of single women. And so I cleaned out closets, got rid of clothes and items that held me to the past. I replaced my poang with a love seat, capable of seating two. I bought a new bedside table and I removed the pictures of single women and replaced them with a picture of a loving couple.

Just a few days later Eddie came into my life. It was crazy how fast it happened. Almost immediately I realized he was different. He was normal. And nice. And kind. And caring. And supportive. And loving. And interested in commitment. It seems strange to say it but he was the first nice man I think I have ever met.

He bought me a ring a few weeks ago. I didn’t have to beg. I didn’t have to plead or bully or give an ultimatum. And he actually spent more than $800.00 on it.

Suddenly life is good. Life is very good. I am happy. I feel loved. I have what I wanted and my life is turning out exactly as I hoped. It just took a long time. But I don’t mind. I just feel so grateful.

So there you have it.

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