Things started going downhill when my father passed away five years ago. I couldn't accept his death, and at that time my husband didn't know what the right thing to say to me was during my crisis. I had given up on everything, our marriage, and our children.
As the years went by, things started getting worse. I held in the anger because I felt that he wasn't there for me, so I turned to someone else for companionship. It was the biggest mistake of my life, but with what I was going through, I thought that was the answer for me. As my husband and I started to drift apart from each other, the subject of divorce was at hand. And at that time, he too was lonely, for I wasn't there for him, as a wife or a mother to our children. So he to turned to someone else to fill in the loneliness that he was feeling.
To make a long story short, I told him of my affair and he told me of his. It was so hard for me to accept and forgive him for what he had done. When we said our wedding vows, he had told me that he would never hurt me or leave my side, and that was something I had always kept in my heart.
For me, the part that really touched me was when we both said our marriage vows at the end of "I Still Do." I felt like I did 12 years ago when I said "I do" for the very first time. We both cried, and there was happiness within us that we have not felt in a very long time. When we went home, we told our children of the covenant we had made and that we will be a closer family from now on.
I know there will times when things just won't go the way we will want them, but together we will learn to be strong and have a lot of faith and understanding, and we will learn to solve the problem without having to argue or be bitter toward one another.
For us, "I Still Do" was a day that brought us closer together, and when we realized "that there is such a thing as a second chance."