I thought about posting this in another thread I had started, but I think maybe it deserves its own place.
I recently made friends with another guy who has a daughter about a year younger than mine (my daughter is 3). They've had a few play dates together, and over the course of one conversation, I learned that he was actually the same age as my father. I knew that he was older, but did not know how much. His wife is younger than him, but on the outer borders of child-bearing age. They are expecting their second child tomorrow.
It all made sense when he explained that he already had two grown children from a previous marriage (about my age), that he had gotten divorced after 20 years of marriage.
The really incredible thing to me is that after all that, he started over, completely from scratch. New marriage. New babies. No idea if I would be doing the same thing in his situation, but since I don't have my own story of new beginnings to tell yet, I thought I might share someone else's.