Starting over isn't as hard as everyone makes it out to be, but isn't a walk in the park either. I've never been on my own, and it scared the heck out of me to even consider it. But I've learned in these last few months what real friends really are and how important family really can be. Like a lot of things, you don't miss it until it's gone. When I got divorced in June 2008, I never considered what it would be like to lose the "family" that had been mine for 20 yrs. The inlaws were part of the package, but never something you think about until you suddenly don't belong anywhere.
I'm lucky and blessed to have two wonderful girls, who amaze me daily as I watch them grow into the young women I've always dreamed of them being.
I have friends who support me and care. They make me belong again.