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December 23, 2013
Yesterday would have been our silver anniversary! A quarter century of marital life. I have mixed feelings about not acknowledging the date. Part of me was expecting a card from former husband; flowers, maybe. Awkwardness. Yes, this year it's better that it slid by without the emotional tug. Think of how hard it would have been if we were still together and we had to play along with the congratulatory spiels and the big deal celebration? That would've sealed my psychological coffin shut. It would have been the epiphany of despair. I am thankful for the results of my courage.