Today, I would have been married ten years. But different plans were in the works….
God has taken the shipwreck of my first marriage and built a new, better life out of the reclaimed wood. I am so thankful for the new life He has given me. God has truly been my Vindication.
The irony of this day is how I will observe it. Tonight, I am taking my daughter, Munchkin, out for a daddy-daughter date. She is truly a ray of bright sunshine in my life. I would not trade being her “Daddy” for anything in the world. (Nor would I trade being married to “Mrs. DM,” my true friend and most equal partner.)
This “observance” is ironic as my ex-wife leveled accusations on the way to the divorce about how I would be an unfit father who would let my children starve.
So, on this–what would’ve been our tenth anniversary–I take out my step-daughter to eat. Ha! God got the last laugh on this one. And I am so thankful for the new life and new family He has given me!