How strange it is to compare this year to last year. Last year started with me confessing my affair to my husband, the year continued with repentance, which was difficult as it always is. The year came to a close with me anticipating the removal of my formal probation and a return to full status as a member.
This year started with the anticipation of the year before being fulfilled. I had my formal probation removed, I got my temple recommend and I attended the temple. My husband and I were also able to really focus on working with a fertility clinic to try to get pregnant. Our dreams of having children finally made a big step forward when we became pregnant in May. It was ten years of waiting finally coming to fruition.
Lately I have been speaking with a friend who has been going through an affair herself. or rather the consequences of an affair. She told her husband about it earlier this year and they are going through the hardship that comes after the confession of something like that. Their family dynamics are different than ours were. They have children, we didn't, her husband has anger issues, mine doesnt, her husband seems to be much more controlling than mine has ever been. It ends up causing their family great hardship because of the affair and how her husband has been reacting to it all. It makes me grateful for my husband, though he was hurt by my affair he still stood by me through it all. He has been amazing through it all and he has stuck with me. And now it seems that last year is starting to almost dissapear. Our history will always be there but with the future so bright how can we look back on the darkness that lies behind us? Thankfully we have been able to look to the future and let the past go.
Right now there is nothing better to me than looking at my husband and seeing the joy and excitement that lights up his face when he thinks about how by next year he will be a daddy. How wonderful the gospel is, and how amazing is the atonement!
Tags: Adultery Infidelity Forgiveness Repentance Children