I hope someday this is how my children feel about our divorce. We aren’t great friends, but we are committed to positively co-parenting and I have friends.

He remarried to a woman much more suitable for him, and she and I are notably closer than he and I.

The best part, though, is the family my kids have gained. Both my ex and I came to Alaska with our parents ( he was grown, I was 9) who have since moved back to the contiguous US. I have a brother here, but we don’t speak. Baggage from the turmoil of our childhood, I suppose.

But Karen, the kids other mother, has siblings, both parents, aunts and uncles and cousins and nieces here. They are a close knit family and that was something I was afraid my children would be robbed of, since custody prevents either of us from moving closer to family.

Loved this story. ❤

I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up, but I know I want it to be spelled right and punctuated correctly. I guess that’s something.

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