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    by Donna Kaye

    Freedom - Outside View

    Greeting card with designer artwork and “sassy” sentiment! 16 selections.

    I wonder . . . do we know when things began to fall apart? Was it slowly over time or was it from the beginning? I’ve come to believe it began with “the choice.” Who is this special man that I chose, believing he would bring me happiness forever. I recall so well my Mother’s wise advice as I planned my wedding, she suggested that I might wish to wait longer . . . not that she didn’t like my husband-to-be, she did. Later I learned she feared we might grow apart – out-grow each other, and if not, then it would be right, and we would be better equipped for the challenges of marriage. But, I was “in love” and refused to hear. She was right, of course. (Aren’t mothers always right?) And happiness? No one else is responsible to make us happy, that belongs solely to us. I don’t mean to say a wrong choice can’t be successful, but it surely sets us up for a struggle that few survive.

    Divorce is difficult – even when we realize it is inevitable, perhaps even desired. Precious time has been lost . . . “time,” the one thing none of us can recover. So waste no more, let go of the pain, the bitterness & anger . . . forgive the both of you and move on to live again . . . life anew!

    "Better by far that you should forget and smile – than you remember & be sad."
    - Christina G. Rossetti
  • 04

    by Donna Kaye
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    Wine-Bottle-ApronYour divorce is signed, sealed & delivered … NOW WHAT? The tears are dried (well most of them, anyway), and you’ve survived! Let’s celebrate — life after divorce, you deserve it. Shout your message “I’m back” …

    Send it, Carry it or Wear it. It’s the “in” thing to do.

    No celebration is complete without a delicious bottle of champagne or wine for toasting. Dressed in Wus’band’s “wine bottle apron & hat” it is guaranteed to be proper and a crowd pleaser.

    Like Wus’band, the following article encourages you to look beyond the disappointment and hurt of a broken marriage and embrace “your new beginning” – one worth celebrating. A must read – then order your cake!

    New York – Divorce, it seems, has turned into a party – special cakes and all. Event planners, bakers, lawyers and academics note the rise of divorce parties over the last several years. Duff Goldman, chef and owner of Charm City Cakes in Baltimore and Charm City Cakes West in Los Angeles, says he has been creating divorce cakes for a decade, with one or so orders a month nowadays. “We’re thrilled to put a positive spin on what can be a difficult and stressful time for people,” says Goldman, whose custom cakes were featured on the Food Network reality show Ace of Cake from 2006 – 2011. (More…)

    "And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance.
    I hope you dance . . ."
    - Lee Ann Womack