Friday, November 25, 2011

How did I miss that?

three years ago
my life changed...
three years and 4 days ago
to be exact..

I left a situation
that needed leaving..
but it took more courage
then I knew I possesed!

It was a very traumatic
event in my life..
it was lonely
and scary!

For the first year after
I left..
I knew to the day
how long it had been!
On any given day I could tell you;
I left 3 months and 4 days ago..
10 months and 9 days ago..

Than came year two..
I no longer knew to the day,
but I always knew to the month!
1 year and 3 months!
1 year and 9 months..

and then came the next year..
2 years plus...
and I had to count to know
how long it had been!
2 years and..ummm...let me think!
But, on the 21st day of every month
I always seemed to remember..
and yet some how the 3rd anniversary passed
and I did not give it a thought!
not until 2 days later
when I realized with a start
that the 3 year mark had come and gone!

That was the moment
I knew
I really was OK!
The moment
I knew
that I no longer

The ability to forget
took time..
and was hard earned!
it happened!

Forgetting never felt so right!


  1. Congrats!! That is a huge milestone for sure!

  2. It's a refreshing feeling, a rebirth of sorts, no?

  3. You're way ahead of me! My ex split town 11 years ago this Thanksgiving, and this was the first year I didn't remember. I was blown away when I woke up the next day... it was the first time I hadn't cried over Thanksgiving. Bravo mama!

  4. Lovely post Debbie! The song "What a Feeling" just started blaring in my head!

  5. ("That was the moment
    I knew
    I really was OK!")

    I loved reading this. You are awesome and I'm so glad we've found eachother in this cyber-blog-world.
    Cheers to single moms!!!!