Occasionally we omit the truth, not out of malice but to protect ourselves or someone else. It doesn't make it right, though. In our effort to protect we may do more harm than good. The truth, while painful to face, is preferable to the alternative. I would have preferred to find a way myself but a process server did the job instead. I would rather have had the opportunity to explain it myself and set the record straight but that choice was made for me. I can't change the past but I can do one thing: no more omissions.
Things have a way of happening unexpectedly. I didn't intend or seek to meet someone so much like myself but I did. The timing of it could have been better for the both of us but it is what it is. Andrea and I are happy together and that is what's important. Some people might not accept that and that's okay. A few will be angry and make assumptions without getting all the facts and we'll have to live with that. We should strive to live our lives to the best of our abilities and the most important thing is being happy.