Just had a 2 hour phone call with Kick and I'm stunned. After 28 years, she was found on Facebook by her first love, a guy she never forgot. And on July 5th, they married. It all happened very fast, but it's nothing short of a miracle.
Since we hadn't talked in about 2 months and things were not great then, I stopped several times during the call and said, "Am I awake? Is this a dream?" Because it's that wonderful and surreal. I've known her a few years, and she's been through it all. Bad men, abuse, self-abuse, craziness, poverty, getting drunk too much, gaining a lot of weight, you name it she's done it. Her life was insanity embodied at one point. Then she went back to work, lost weight, had her house put in her name only, found a guy...but it still wasn't a happy life. Just a few weeks ago it wasn't good at all. She told her then-boyfriend that if he told her he loved her and would marry her someday she'd stay. He couldn't. So she went to New Jersey to see her HS sweetheart and they fell madly in love again. Hell, they've known each others' families since they were teenagers so it was like going home, to her. And then he proposed on both knees. I've never heard her saner or more happy. And from all said, he really is The Guy. Probably always was. They just had other things to do before it could work. She's moving to the Jersey Shore, bitch! They seem to already have all the luck in the world so I'll just wish them to be as happy as they are right now for the rest of their lives.
Life turns on a dime, it really does. Miracles happen. Never lose faith.
The Door Is Ajar.
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