The Lemonade Queen got married yesterday.
A few weeks after I came out about getting a divorce, a reader contacted me asking for advice. Her husband had just told her he was leaving. She had a 3-year-old and a 3-month-old. It was worse than just "he was leaving," but that revealed itself over time.
She and I became personal friends, and over the past few years I've seen her grieve the loss of what she'd thought was a good marriage, get her feet back under herself, and blossom as a person more than she would ever have had the chance to in her old facade of a marriage.
In the process she also wrote and recorded a rap song called Lemonade Queen, about taking a really bad situation and making it good. Which she has done better than anyone else I know. (Click through to the site and read the story and listen to the song.)
It's funny that she asked me for advice but ended up being my heroine.
In the process of her blossoming, a friend set her up with someone she didn't think was for her because of a bunch of externals. But she thought "what the heck?" and went on a date. That turned into love, and a relationship, and something deep and true.
They got married yesterday, and I was privileged enough to be part of the gathering of family and friends who love them and are so happy that they found each other.
18 months ago she didn't know he existed.
Who knows what will happen to you?
You are worthy and beautiful and true, and your time is coming.