I was married for almost 20 years. In 2018, I'd finally had enough of my husband cheating so I did the one thing I told him I wouldn't do because of my beliefs and commitment to our marriage, I told him I was divorcing him. Within 3 months our divorce was final. About a month later, I reconnected with my first boyfriend...well, my boyfriend when I was 10 years old. He was the first boy I kissed and I was the first girl he kissed. He had been married and divorced about 13 years earlier and divorced basically for the same reason I did - his wife cheated on him. He was the most amazing, loving man. Every day he would tell me how beautiful I was, what a good mom I am - and even when I'd have a mood, he never got upset, he'd wrap his arms around me and suddenly everything was ok. Some nights, when he was over and couldn't sleep, he'd whisper to me how much he loved me..i didn't know this until I woke up one night and heard him - about scared him silly when I said I love you too...he thought I was still asleep. One year and 10 months - that's all I got. In that time, he made me feel like the most wonderful woman. And about 2 weeks before he passed, he and I were talking on the phone and he said, "you are the first woman who has made me feel like the man I always wanted to be." The morning of September 5th, he called and we talked about plans for that evening (Saturday night was date night) and plans for the following weekend because he wanted us to get away for the weekend to celebrate his 52nd birthday which was on the 8th. I ran errands and so did he - at 4p.m. we spoke and he said he was getting ready to come over shortly. When he was late, I called and called but figured he was tired from working so hard all week. By 7:30p.m. I was told that he was gone. I had just talked to him - he was supposed to be on his way over for dinner and movie....but he wasn't coming. He was creamated and there was a memorial - and I know it's really only been a month and a half but it took me 50 years to have a man in my life that actually cherished me, loved me and respected me. I don't think lightning like that strikes twice.