“Every long lost dream led me to where you are.
Others who broke my heart,
they are like northern stars
pointing me on my way
into your loving arms.
This much I know is true,
that god blessed the broken road
that led me straight to you.”
“Bless the Broken Road” by Rascal Flatts reminds me of my husband. Love these lyrics about the long and winding road of life and love. Looking back, I wouldn’t change a thing because everything I did led me exactly to where I am now. Even at the time if I thought it was a tough experience or the end of a road or relationship, I didn’t know where I would be now. Sometimes it’s true that when one door closes another one opens.
We met in 1998 after both having failed first marriages. I had just moved to Reno, NV (long story). I was thirty years old, a new teacher with my master’s degree, a single mom with a five-year old daughter. He was a 25-year-old college student (started college at 24 years old) working at the gym. We were in different places in our lives, but we met at the gym, and we fell in love. We got married a year later and had two children together. He finished his education and became a lawyer. I’m so thankful that our paths crossed and hopeful for our future together.
The Broken Road (Photo credit: aaronmcintyre)
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