About the video: I started writing my book when I was in my early 20′s. My love letters to him, Ricardo Garibay, were the catalyst. Sometimes he wrote me back… This letter was written in 1999.
Today is the first day of my new life without my first husband; the final divorce court is at 2:00. I cried my eyes out yesterday and there was a point that the pain felt like it would cripple me.
I woke up this morning, my daughter’s feet in my face, and all I could think about was how lucky I am. I have already had more joy and love than some people ever see in their lifetime. Ricardo needed me back then, when I was still a teenager and he was yet a man. We needed each other and we grew together. I will never say that we grew apart because that is not what happened. I would say that we grew to the full potential of our team and it wasn’t enough to win. We stopped working together and the rest is history.
We were stuck in the cycle of disappointing each other until it became one sided; I was the failure. I am sure he would tell the story a bit different; he was the failure.
I don’t see anything but a WIN It was an honor and a privileged to share the last seventeen years with Ricardo Garibay. I spent more time with him that my own parents in childhood. We are family and that is how it will always be.