They say a break-up/divorce is like death and I agree.
After the death of a loved one there comes the time when you have to pack up their belongings. Perhaps you keep pictures and a few of their personal items for the memories.
After a break-up/divorce you can keep nothing. Everything must go. You can not hold onto the memories, the mementos, love notes, pictures… they are in the past now and have no place in your future.
It is called letting go.
It is hard to throw those things away. Every note, picture, text, gift…. they once were something so special and now they are reminders of grief. Who wants reminders of grief?
I’m not dead!
Let it go and live.
You can’t step into the future while looking to the past.
Neither is new wine put in old wineskins; for if it is, the skins burst and are torn in pieces, and the wine is spilled and the skins are ruined. But new wine is put into fresh wineskins, and so both are preserved. Mathew 9:17
Oh, God, make me a new vessel. Search my heart and renew a right spirit within me.