A decade ago I lost my marriage and farm and nuclear family. My wife at the time decided she wanted a divorce so she could go play.  It was overwhelming. I had no dream, no vision, no hope. My life was broken and appeared beyond repair.  It took years to rebuild.  I had a lot of help from my friends and children during that process.  I am not sure I would have made it without them.
The silver lining to this dark cloud of loss is the new, better life it provided.  A day of darkness and mourning has become a day of celebration.  The children and I were set free to follow our dreams without a harpie at us every step of the way.  I should thank my ex for the great gift she has given each of us.
Maybe I will?

Background:
This is for Writing 101.   I’m not keeping up very well.  I’m rapidly falling behind.

The prompt:

Write about a loss: something (or someone) that was part of your life, and isn’t any more.
This doesn’t need to be a depressing exercise; you can write about that time you lost the three-legged race at a picnic. What’s important is reflecting on this experience and what it meant for you — how it felt, why it happened, and what changed because of it.
Today’s twist: Make today’s post the first in a three-post series.

You only need to write the first post in the series today — we’ll let you know when it’s time to write parts two and three.

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