365 days ago...
You said, "I've got something to tell you. I've met someone."
I waited for the punchline. But there was no humour in the situation. Your china-blue eyes were deadly serious.
"We want to be together. I'm sorry."
I had no words. What could I say?
"I think it's best if I go now and give you some privacy."
Now I had words. Words like, 'why?' and 'how?' and 'when?', but when I tried to speak them, you turned awkwardly and walked away, drove away, away from me and into your new life. And I stood in the wreckage of the old one, alone and quite bewildered by the way everything had suddenly turned upside down.
Today, 365 days later...
He said, "I love you" and kissed the end of my nose as we prepared breakfast together.
I kissed him back, "I love you too," my heart so full as I gazed into his sea-coloured eyes.
The world has turned full circle, a complete year. And in that time everything has changed. Everything is right side up again, bewilderment replaced by contentment. I have lost a husband, but found true love. How has that happened in just 365 days?
Miracles may not happen overnight. But they can clearly manifest in less than a year.
Thank you, multiverse.