Irie - - I'm sorry you can relate. I always wondered what makes a person stay locked into an obviously unhappy relationship...? And then I found myself doing just that. I heard something once, "It's better to have an old broken down, ugly sofa in the house, than to have nothing to sit on at all..." Well, I disagree. If the sofa's not worth sitting on, get rid of it, and stand tall while you look for that perfect piece that compliments your decor! You get the picture. LOL
MagnoliaBlue - - Thank You! How sweet it is indeed...Many lessons learned lately, but that's a good thing!
Sven - - I am so near "whole", it scares me!! LOL
Balladeer - - Uh...thank you for your in-depth thoughts, I think! ROFL For obvious reasons, I keep my life on a more discreet level now, so I don't share alot of details...however, I will say, this man is far from a traveling salesman with disease! ROFL He is someone who at this time, is only briefly in my life. I think we crossed paths for a reason. He has given me hope, and touched me in a very tender way, I had forgotten. He makes me laugh, and holds me tight. That's all...In my mind, he's someone I'll run into again, in the future.
Sea of OKC - - * Running * to Adult! Hi Sea!! So glad you're back, hopefully for awhile this time??
Brian madden - - *curtsies* Thank you sir. This is very close indeed. So glad you enjoyed reading.
Janet - - I've found myself believing lately that people come into our lives for many different reasons - most of which we'll probably never understand...To influence us one way or the other. Maybe for just inspiration, maybe to "teach" us a hard lesson, or maybe even to just breathe new life into us for awhile to keep us alive a bit longer....which is the case here. I think you've had some of that yourself recently. You have to see the good in everything bad that happens...you just have to girl.
SpitFire - - Thank you! So glad you liked it! Thank you for reading!
EagleOne - - I hope you relate to the positive side of this, and not the emptiness...? Unfortunately, many more know the sadness, and not the elation. Thanks for reading, hope you enjoyed!
** Thanks again for the replies. We are all so lucky to be surrounded by so many wonderfully different people in our lives. Don't be afraid to make eachother laugh and smile once in awhile. I've always feared being close to someone, reaching out. Now that I do, I've found so many others out there are wanting to reach too, we're all just afraid, and we've built shells around ourselves in fear. Don't be afraid...reach out. -pFF