M and I have been talking so very much lately. Over the last 8 months, it’s astounding to me how much better we communicate and how much we’ve learned about ourselves and about one another.
Despite the roller coaster highs and lows and the turmoil that I’ve expressed along the way, I’ve never been happier. I’ve never felt so free. Even when I’m terrified at what I’ll face, even when I feel ridiculous at admitting and sharing my feelings, I feel, for the first time in my life, that it’s safe to do so. I feel stronger, even at my weakest feeling moments.
M and I have tweaked our rules to address all the things that matter to us right now. Believe it or not, that’s changed from even a week ago. But, we are on the right track. We feel it.
Love. Trust. Respect. Safety. I feel those things. He’s wrapped me up tight in them.
And hope. Always that.
P.S. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart to all of you. You never cease to brighten my day, make me think and reflect, and feel connected in this world.