I know it might seem strange to some but I feel very connected with all of you, my lovely blog friends. If you think about it, it makes sense. I've shared holidays, birthdays and anniversaries with you. I've experienced a pregnancy and child birth with you. You supported me after the birth of Milena and Gustavo and you transitioned with me as I became a working mom. You've been "with" me through quite a few big moments in my life. Today, I hope that your support will once again be there as I share with you another transition in my life.
Rick and I have decided that at this point in our lives, we will be stronger and happier apart than we are together. There is no anger. No resentment. Neither one of us has wronged the other. This is simply a case of 2 people who over the years have grown apart. Since this decision was made, Rick and I have had many conversations about how things will look in our new lives. We have agreed on just about everything, most importantly that this be the smoothest transition possible for Skyler and Savannah. We both feel a great deal of sadness knowing that this decision is by far hardest for the girls. I am so very proud of how the girls have handled things thus far and I feel extremely confident that they will soon learn that life is still very good...and very happy. My hope is that they will see that 2 happy parents in different homes creates a better life than 2 unhappy parents in the same home.
How am I feeling? I feel excited, anxious, scared and hopeful. I am ready for the next steps and I look forward to creating the absolute happiest life possible for my family and myself. It's new territory for all of us and that always produces some anxiety but I am 100% certain that we will ALL come out on the other side stronger, wiser, healthier and happier.
We would certainly appreciate all of the positive energy you can send our way. I can't thank you enough for always being there for us.