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  • Writer's pictureTeiran Smith


I won't disclose my age, but I will say I'm old enough to have been around a couple blocks. I've been in two long term relationships. My marriage lasted just shy of fifteen years. As I sit here, I can honestly say, I am just now discovering what true love is. I felt this once before with the man I'm with now. As you may know from my previous emails and fb posts, I have reunited with my first love. We met when I was fifteen. Even at that tender age, I knew he was the one. My twin flame. The other half of my soul. Nevertheless, the timing wasn't right, and I broke his heart. Neither of us was truly ready for what we shared, and I believed he was better off without me. If only I knew then what I know now... Anyhow, we both went on with our lives and met other people.

I always knew my ex-husband wasn't fully in love with me. He didn't feel that undying, forever love for me. I believe he loved me in his own way, but I was someone he was settling for. Looking back, I realize the feeling was mutual. We weren't each other's great loves. In the recesses of my heart, I always knew I let my one and only get away. Somehow, I was blessed with the opportunity to reconnect with him when the time was right for both of us. Now, we get to spend the rest of our lives with one another and hopefully, grow old together. For the first time in my life, I know what real love, happiness and contentment is. I'm living a real life fairytale. In this time for giving thanks, that is what I'm most thankful for. For those who celebrate the holiday, Happy Thanksgiving.

If you are anything like me, you will be spending some (or a lot, or most) of your time reading during the holiday. Here are a few books that I intend to check out during my time off.


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