Driving in to work today I heard one of my favorite Christina Aguilera songs – Fighter – and listening to the lyrics, some of the words really struck me, as it’s so true:

I wouldn’t know how to be this way now, and never back down
So I wanna say thank you

‘Cause it makes me that much stronger
Makes me work a little bit harder
Makes me that much wiser
So thanks for making me a fighter
Made me learn a little bit faster
Made my skin a little bit thicker
It makes me that much smarter
So thanks for making me a fighter

I do feel stronger, I do feel smarter, and I do have a thicker skin. Of course, some of her lyrics are about a liar, cheater, etc., and my marriage was thankfully none of those things, but this whole process has really opened my eyes to how much I can handle and that God is always watching and blessing us in ways we never thought possible.