my wonderful cactus last week!
I just couldn't.
This morning I said...that is it. Since moving in...these were the last two boxes. The only other boxes are ones that have my children's toy's, baby stuff, etc... 'attic' type stuff.
THAT'S IT...GOT TO OPEN THEM. I had dreaded it thinking I would be saddened seeing a certain person in all the photos when my kids were younger.Something very surprising happened!
I WAS NOT BOTHERED AT ALL BY IT! THIS WAS MY LIFE!
For 24 years...this is what I did...I'm proud of it...I own it! I had nothing to hide! Then, I guess out of spite, I realized....I held it down, he wasn't there half the time, I did many of the holidays alone..I did the ball games, the zoo visits, trips to my parents, the funny things that we captured on camera. Like the time my kids put mustaches on each other
Sure! There he was....loved his kids...thought he loved the family unit we had formed...there he was.
Did not bother me at all. If he wanted to make other choices...or ultimately sleep with another woman....what the hell...THAT WAS ON HIM!
Has NOTHING to do with me! There's been more without me in his life anyways...
BUT HERE IS THE KEY! I still have my life. I still like what I like. I don't check out on my children no matter their ages.
Two boxes of albums? YOU BETCHA! ...and I'm very proud of them and will be looking at them! Sad the other party just wanted to check out, but oh well. I know what I've done and my self respect has remained in tact!
My Cactus speaks loudly to me-out of spiny experiences come beautiful flowers!!