Today, I received the letter I have been waiting for.
I have received the letter from my archdiocesan Tribunal stating that the neighboring diocesan confirmed that my previous marriage was not valid. They have found my marriage null and thus I have an annulment.
I am now free to marry.
What a relief!
However, this is somewhat bittersweet. While I am pleased that I am free to marry or pursue a vocation, I am disappointed that my attempt at marriage was so flawed from the beginning as to be invalid. I only hope that, with God’s grace, I will learn from my mistakes.
Now I have the rest of my life ahead.