An Open Letter To The Beaming Bride I Was On My Wedding Day, After Divorce

Brittany Wong, Divorce Editor, The Huffington Post, Dec 15, 2015. 

“You and your now ex-husband wake up every single day and choose love.”

Today, Amy Johnson is a happily divorced mom of two young boys. A little over a decade ago, she was a 25-year-old bride, confidently walking down the aisle to marry a man she loved without any doubts or reservations.

Below, Johnson writes a letter to the hopeful bride she was on her wedding day, reflecting on the marriage that followed and the love she continues to feel for her ex-husband.

Oh, Aim, look at that smile! On this day, you don’t, for one second, think this isn’t the best decision you could make for yourself. He loves you and you love him and you vow to be together forever. I know you hate surprises, so I’m here to reassure you that thirteen years after this day, all of that remains true. Sort of, anyway. You’re now divorced — it happens about nine years into the marriage — but during those nine years, two plucky little boys are born so you and your husband are, most definitely, joined together forever.

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