A blog follower sent me this quote the other day through Instagram. The message she sent with it simply said, “I love her.” I have never met the blog follower, but I consider her a friend. Some friendships start out a bit tumultuous, as this friendship did. The follower didn’t believe in sex addiction and didn’t believe my husband was such an addict. Over months and months of me posting about my life with my sex addict husband, this follower started to believe. She started to put sex addiction in the same category with other addictions, and she started to understand my husband and the fact that his childhood shaped who he is today, an addict. His drug of choice may not be something people can or choose to understand. But in this case, she stuck with me, and I with her, and now I think she understands. And I am the lucky one as she sends me all kinds of inspirational and informational articles, etc… both through Instagram and email. Life is full of opportunities to understand people who are different from us.
I too, love Maya Angelou. What a woman. What a fucking inspirational, talented, and amazing woman. It is sad that such wonderful human beings cannot live forever. One of the first courses I took at University was ‘Women in U.S. History.’ We read I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. What a powerful piece of literature. An autobiography full of heartbreak and oppression, but also strength.
It is so important to know that we are always learning and changing and becoming. It is important to remember that we can be better than we are now. Our past doesn’t define who we can become.
And on a separate note, for some reason my last blog entry wasn’t allowing comments. I don’t know what happened, but I think it has been corrected now. WordPress can be glitchy. Receiving and responding to comments on this blog is one of my favorite aspects of blogging.