Counting my blessings

What I wanted most back then was reassurance. I wanted to know that a everything would turn out okay.
Most of the indicators back then were that I was going to be lonely in the future. I had very little experience with dating. (That is – none – except for my ex-husband before we were married.)
I am the adult child of an alcoholic, and I divorced an abusive husband.
I had low self esteem, and, as a woman with no university degree, very few prospects for a well-paying job.
On the other hand, my background experience makes me experience what I have now so much more than if life had been easier. I know that I have a wonderful husband. I have good friends, cats, and a house. Life is good.