A Time Of Grieving
We are both hurting and grieving the death of our life together. We both still love each other, and in some ways that makes our breakup more difficult. We are still friends, and we are grateful for the time we spent together.
We will both be moving out of the house we have been renting, the house we had planned to buy together. Michael will be moving in with a friend next weekend. Kato the mystical cat and I plan to move in November.
I have always believed that Michael and I were brought together by Providence. I believe that the same angel who brought us together will continue to watch over us as we go our separate ways.
One advantage of being Episcopalian and having a Book of Common Prayer is that during those times when the heart is too weary and unable to put its prayer into words, the words are provided. The prayer I posted here a few days ago has been a huge source of comfort to me during this difficult time:
O God of peace, who hast taught us that in returning and rest we shall be saved, in quietness and in confidence shall be our strength: By the might of thy Spirit lift us, we pray thee, to thy presence, where we may be still and know that thou art God; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
--The Book of Common Prayer