My previous marriage ended in divorce and the separation was devastating for me as I would no longer be rising each morning knowing I would be sharing my daily existence together with my 2 boys. Anyone who's separated from their children understand that.
Anyway, I was left in a semi-comatose condition until one day I was peeling away at some fruit, wondering if I could coax the pip to grow. So, I gave it a go and it was the beginning of a new love. That was 20 years ago and it's developed into an interest for growing and training bonsai. Lucky I was too because when I went into retirement a couple of years ago I simply carried on! I have remarried and am blessed with another son, this one's only 7, but I have more than enough time for both my family - and my bonsai.