I did not cry because they will br raised in a “broken” home.
I did not cry because of the things the witnessed snd have gone through.
I did not cry because (hopefully) their dad will not be in their life.
I did not cry because they are disadvantaged, or because it will be hard for us.
I cried out of happiness. Today, all four of us were cuddling on the house and it just hit me how much they are thriving, how much they have grown, how they are such great kids, and how happy they really are.
Beyond a shadow of a doubt, leaving was the correct choice. My children are safe, healthy and happy. They are no longer abused, they are not stressed, they do not see mommy and daddy arguing or daddy hurting mom. It has almost been a year since we left and they are totally different kids.
I am thankful I was able to leave while they are still young and that I have not brought them into another unhealthy relationship.
These children are beautiful human beings. They are our future. No relationship is worth what these kids have been through.