We were married August 21, 1999 and he died June 26, 2012.
We had almost 13 years married.
We were together from Feb 1, 1998.
So.. 14 years.
I’ve reached the halfway point of the number of years without him vs the number of years I had him.
This year is supposed to be my 20th wedding anniversary.
Instead, I’m observing 7 years without him.
My life has changed… so very much.
I’ve changed homes. My home has almost nothing I used to own in it.
I’ve changed careers.
I’ve changed towns.
I’ve gotten remarried.
I have new friends. Friends who’ve never met Mark. Friends who Mark never met.
Friends who would have fit so well with him and his life.
It’s been 7 years and I’ve completely changed my life.
There’s a myth that the body and it’s cells completely regenerate every 7 years. It’s just a myth. But that’s where I am.
My life has completely regenerated. Everything I am is different. Everything around me is different.
The only thing that remains the same is the deep, forever love I have for Mark and how much I miss him.