Monday’s Grateful List 

Today I am grateful for my amazing marriage. 

David and I have been in Melbourne for the weekend. We went to see Book of Mormon on Saturday night and then on Sunday we went to the Grand Prix. 

Both were so much fun. 

On Sunday our day at the Grand Prix started with a tram ride. We then enjoyed watching the race from Chicane Pavilion. 

Today I am grateful for my walk down Pit Lane. It was fun to get up so close to all the workings of the track. 

But most of all I am grateful that all the people we met on Sunday reminded me how grateful I am to have been happily married for 24 years. Their were many men at this event and many of them had been married numerous times or had split up with their partners. Not only was I the ” First wife” but I was probably one of the oldest women in the area we were sitting. These men we spoke to were weary. They had experienced nasty divorces and all of them did not want to go down the road of marriage again. I found it very sad that they had such a negative view of marriage and that their choice of woman was still so shallow. One of them actually said he only chose the women based on looks. It has not made him a terribly happy man. I am grateful that David and I have shared so much happiness and sadness and anger and joy but we have worked through it all and we love each other’s company. I am so proud of how we have worked on our marriage. I am so proud that our children are so special. I am so proud to be very happily married. I am so proud to be the “First Wife” and for David to be my “First Husband”. I look forward to sharing many more happily married years together. 

Until next time 

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One Response to Monday’s Grateful List 

  1. Remember Me says:

    I hope today’s post is read widely Jen: it deserves to be. For the record we have also been together 25 years totally sharing our lives. I feel sorry for those men who appear to be embittered by divorce. As Maureen and I both know it is a painful journey that is sometimes the only way forward to a new life.

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