Today I finally decided it was time to let my wedding dress go.
I looked beautiful on my wedding day. To be honest, I think it was the first day in my life that I ever truly felt beautiful.
It’s been 18 years since I got married, and a lot of water has passed under that bridge – including a separation.
Don’t get me wrong. My ex-husband and I, unlike many, remain good friends, and we’re very much in agreement about caring for our kids. But we were two people heading in different directions in our lives, and we knew it was time to move on from one another.
So despite the fact that the marriage is over, I’d say it was a successful one, with lots of happy memories. I’m blessed and thankful for that, and don’t regret marrying him one bit.
So today I finally decided it was time to let my wedding dress go. I feel sad, and almost scared, to pass it on to charity, but I know that sometimes we need to prune the old stuff to let the new roses bloom.
It’s time to let the new roses bloom.