When I was first divorced, it was emotionally taxing each time memories of the past would suddenly arise.
A specific smell: like my ex-husband’s aftershave or cologne could bring me to tears.
A photograph of a joyous moment in the past, could weigh my heart down heavy with despair, at the thought that we would never share a moment like that again.
A movie we enjoyed, a favorite place to eat, a book that we both loved, were all painful reminders of my broken heart.
Today, now that time has healed my pain, I cherish each memory as it presents itself in my daily life and rejoice that I have had such wonderful times with someone I truly loved.
There are many people in this world that will never experience the love I have had in my life.
These memories remind me of how precious and fleeting life is.
I must remember to live in the day, cherish my time with those I love in the present, for there is no guarantee of what the future will bring.
“Dear God, thank you for providing me with love. Thank you for giving me cherished memories that I can hold dear during the difficult times in my life.”