Joe's hands shook as he opened the envelope and removed the small thank you note inside. He recognized the handwriting on the envelope; how could he not after having been married to Eileen for twenty-six years?
Tears rolled down Joe's face as he read the message, recalling the bitter ending when she caught him cheating on her with someone she thought was her friend. He had regretted his infidelity for the past fifteen years.
"Thank you for the good years we shared," Eileen wrote, "and for the two beautiful children you gave me. Thank you for being my first love, and the only one I will love until I draw my last breath."
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