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User Topic: A random thought on D Day
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Default  Posted: 1:09 PM, July 23rd (Tuesday)

My "D Day" was just a couple of weeks after the anniversary of the real D Day.

When my husband first told me there was another woman, I had never heard the term "D Day." But for some reason, one of my first thoughts was of my grandpa, who was a World War II veteran and was at the invasion of Normandy (Omaha Beach). And I thought, "If Grandpa could step onto that beach, then I sure as heck can step onto THIS one."

It wasn't until a few days later that I came here and heard the term "D Day," and when it did, the coincidence really struck me. But it also gave me a lot of strength -- it reframed the day, for me, from one of devastation to one of courage and stepping forth into something that you sure as hell don't WANT to do but HAVE to, and doing it bravely.

Me: BS, 37
Him: WH, 37 (EA with coworker)
Three kids: 6, 4 and 2
Married 10 years, together 12
D Day: 6/21/13
Filed: 8/15/13

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Member # 31349
Default  Posted: 5:07 PM, July 23rd (Tuesday)

Beautifully put.

It's a crash course in damage control, and we can come out much stronger on the other side. It takes a LOT of time, but we get there.

If life is just a series of ridiculous attempts to be alive, you're a hero. - J. Winger

Posts: 17546 | Registered: Feb 2011 | From: California
Member # 33822
Default  Posted: 6:25 PM, July 23rd (Tuesday)

Thank you for sharing that, Violetta. It' beautiful and encouraging.

My WH (The KISA, NPD) 6 month EA in 2010
2 other EAs in 2012 & 2013
Filed for D 7/2014

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