My life has been pretty crazy over the last few years since my divorce but I’m finally getting back on the right track. Being a single parent has taught me a lot of things that have made me a better person overall. Not only have I learned some hard knock lessons along the way, but I’ve also had some great experiences as well…
I’m so thankful for these experiences but I’m ready to move on.
I miss marriage. I miss having the traditional family unit. I miss asking my husband to slow dance in the kitchen and listening to him tell me about his day after work. I miss giving him the “special plate” because he had a tough day or got a promotion.
I miss waking up next to someone I love…
My daughter’s unicorn doesn’t provide me with much affection.
I miss wearing my wedding ring.
I miss that annoying sports center jingle on ESPN (I never thought I’d say that)
I miss folding down the covers on his side of the bed at night.
I miss celebrating anniversaries and finding clever ways to say I love you.
I miss the comfort of knowing someone so well and having them know everything about you — the good the bad and the ugly and still they enjoy life by my side.
I miss knowing that someone is thinking of me even when we can’t see each other.
I miss making him sigh because I’m talking to much while he’s trying to focus on something.
I miss having someone tell me I’m doing the right thing when life hands you those REALLY tough decisions.
I miss someone knowing my crazy family (and loving them anyway).
I miss watching my wedding video and looking at my wedding pictures with pride.
I miss doing rock, paper, scissors when I don’t want to take my daughter back to her room for the 15th time.
I miss sharing in dreams about vacations to Greece or retirement homes.
I miss waiting for someone to get home on those long days when the house seems dark and quiet.
I miss someone telling me that I’m being over-dramatic when my emotions are out of control.
I miss folding his laundry. (I know, what am I saying?!?!)
I miss having history with someone and saying, “Remember when…”
Life is crazy sometimes and we all experience loneliness in different capacities throughout our lives. I know that someday I will meet Mr. Right (hopefully soon!) but until then I will hold onto my sense of humor and enjoy learning about the only person that can truly make me happy — me.
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