02 July 2013
Green Bay - A Road to Regret
Whenever anyone tells me they're getting divorced...I always say, "Is there any way you could stay together?"
We talked it out, and talked it out, and talked it out. I was leaving on a business trip for London. I was not coming back. Instead, I was being transferred to Philadelphia and that was as far west as I was going.
A car from Amm's would pick me up for O'Hare. After 13 years of marriage, it all was over except for, "What airline, what hotel, where do I send the divorce papers?" The car was on time and pulled onto the driveway I had blown snow off of for 11 years. We said good bye, I turned to the door and quickly walked to the black town car.
Less than a mile later, at 176 and Green Bay Road, I realized my cell phone was in the living room. I asked the driver to turn back. When I walked into the house - I could hear her washing dishes and crying in the kitchen. At the sound of the door, she poked her head out of the kitchen, looked at me and smiled. I said, "I forgot my phone," picked it up and walked out to the black town car. Today would've been our 25th anniversary.
I've always been envious of those who have no regrets.