Originally Posted by paradigm
I'm spellbound as I sit and reflect. Utterly awestruck.
Terrified, excited, full of wonder. I feel like a kid again.
See you all on the boards,
Hello Rob, and welcome to the forums.
Whew - sounds like a long road and a lot of personal growth (for each of you) has happened to get you where you are right now. Congratulations!
"Terrified, excited, full of wonder." Wow, yes! The road ahead is not necessarily going to be smooth but is likely to be navigable. Communication, trust, self-awareness - from what I read in your post it sounds like your foundation has been strengthened through your trials. Go slow and be tender with each other...and enjoy the next leg of your journey together.
Read and explore the forums - lots of good stuff here (you may want to check out the Golden Nuggets thread). Feel free to jump into threads/discussions in progress. You might also be interested in starting a blog in our "Lifestories and Blogs" forum if writing out things helps you as you navigate the bumps in the road.