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LoveActually posted 5/24/2013 09:49 AM

Four years ago today I found out my husband had been having a year long emotional/physical long distance affair with a stranger he had met at a bar while away on business. Although my d-day is the 29th of May, it will always be the Friday night before Memorial Day weekend. I can't believe that four years has passed. In some ways it's been a blur and in some ways it seems like a lifetime. The pain and road to healing has been the hardest thing I have ever faced. Even now, as many of you here, I have good days and bad, but mostly good now. The universe has presented me with a true gift for today. This day for the last three years meant "that day" the day my heart was smashed and my life was changed forever but not anymore. Tonight my beautiful daughter graduates from high school with honors. Four years ago tonight I was crying tears of agony from a broken heart. Tonight I will be crying tears of joy and pride. D-day doesn't get to own this day anymore--my daughter and her accomplishments now over shadow this day forever. I just want to say thank you to everyone here that has helped me along the way over the last few years. Your stories and your courage to share your experiences and knowledge has helped me grow, learn and heal more than you will ever know.

libertyrocks posted 5/24/2013 10:52 AM

AW, congrats!! So happy for you. Can't wait to be in your shoes one day...

ms521 posted 5/24/2013 12:30 PM

That is the happiest thing I can think of!! Congrats to your daughter, and enjoy the new meaning associated with the day. How wonderful!!

keeponkeepingon posted 5/24/2013 12:31 PM

Congratulations LoveActually!

That makes me so happy to hear. I am struggling with our first anniversary and antiversary of DDay fast approaching. This gives me hope.

Bellecatprincess posted 5/24/2013 12:34 PM

This is awesome....Thank you it gives me hope.

ladya posted 5/24/2013 13:12 PM

Congrats to you and your daughter. Enjoy the moment and take plenty of pictures. :)

SisterMilkshake posted 5/24/2013 13:46 PM

Thanks so much for sharing, LoveActually. I am so happy for you that you will be able to replace the negative with this positive event. Woot woot!

Congrats to your daughter!

LoveActually posted 5/24/2013 15:49 PM

Sniff...Sniff...thanks you guys!

SoVerySadNow posted 5/24/2013 16:01 PM

Ths is wonderful! Congrats to your daughter (and the whole family). Enjoy!

DixieD posted 5/24/2013 17:13 PM

Yah! Congrats LA and family. Celebrate this new day.

jo2love posted 5/24/2013 18:31 PM

That is wonderful!! Congrats!

AFrayedKnot posted 5/24/2013 19:02 PM

OptimisticWife posted 5/25/2013 09:11 AM

Thanks for sharing. I hope you all have a fantastic day!!

wantingtotrust posted 5/26/2013 10:13 AM

Wow yoor post brought tears to my eyes. I am so happy that you can replace such a horrible day with a beautiful memory! Thank yoiu for sharing!

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