Something to Celebrate Indeed

Mimi’s divorce was final yesterday!  Normally I would not celebrate the end of a marriage.  Coming from a broken home, I do not ever want to endure a divorce myself.  Thank goodness I married a great guy and I am in this for the long haul.

But not everybody is so lucky.  Sometimes women feel trapped.  They put on a front to hide the misery they feel.  They trudge on for almost thirty years “making it work”.  Putting their true selves on the back burner for their marriage.  For their kids.  This was my aunt.  But she’s not in that dark place any more. As of 1:30 yesterday afternoon, she is free.

I am proud of her for finally putting her foot down and saying NO MORE.  She is independent for the first time in her life and she has never looked or felt better.  It’s like the weight of the world has been lifted and anything is possible.

Anything is possible.

So, the women of our family (and one of Mimi’s co-workers, the guy in the photo above) went out to celebrate last night- dinner then dancing.  Mimi legally changed her name back to her maiden name.  I gave her a cute little charm bracelet with her new initials on it at dinner.  She is officially DLM now.

I am so, so happy for her.