When I first heard about the attack, the terrorists bombing the mall, of course the first thing I though was, “Is he OK?”
I was worried. Incredibly worried.
Really, I was. He was supposed to be there after all.
After hours of no news, I was falling apart. So out of desperation, I considered the worst.
“What if he is gone?”
“How would things be different?”
“What would life hold for me now that I’m older?”
That was when it hit me.
I didn’t want to be married any longer.
I wanted that life of freedom and uncertainty. I wanted it partly because it was dangerous, although not too dangerous since we are financially stable and the kids are grown. But I also wanted it partly because it was something new. Something fresh. Something exciting!
Once I considered all the implications … really considered them …
All I wanted was to be free.
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