One of the reasons why it’s hard to get back into socializing and meeting new people is the fear of being asked that dreaded question – “How long have you been married?”
Of course I could have just taken my wedding rings off, but I didn’t want to and so that left me open to questions that made me uncomfortable.
But one evening while out with a group of old and new friends I was asked, “How long have you been married?” My heart quietly began to feel my response – “I’ve been married for twenty seven years”.
You see, Donnie’s death did not reverse the years of our married life. I will always have been married for twenty-seven years and Donnie is part of my inner self that cannot be removed by death.