Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day

I have been so bad about blogging on this site. I have to admit that facebook has made me a little lazy. It's easier to post a little sneak peek there than to do a blog post.

I have been procrastinating in a lot of areas. I have felt that I needed to share a little more about myself, but have hesitated. It means getting personal and letting people know more than I want them to know. I am also unsure of when I will share this with my children, but they don't read my blog so I am okay.

I seemed to have a very perfect life. I seemed to follow the plan that a lot of women have for their life-graduate high school, graduate college, get married and begin my life. My five year plan was to have children, which I was so sure was exactly what was meant for my life. In my case 4 1/2 years into that plan I got divorced. I was 27. I moved to Dallas so my ex-husband could attend college and I was stuck in a town with people I didn't know.

I cried--alot. It was scary to think about starting over. I was getting older and I didn't know how soon I would meet somebody and if I would be able to have kids. It is just something you assume will happen. I leaned on the few good friends I had and they helped me along.

I was fortunate. I went to church and started attending a singles group. God also put many women in my path who had similar circumstances. I was not alone. I cannot tell you how much their encouragement made me feel better. I attended women's conferences and met other women who were remarried and living their happily ever after.

I met my husband in our singles group. We were friends for months before we began dating. If you follow my blog you have seen pictures of my children. They are really a gift. I am so thankful that I never lost faith and trusted God through those circumstances.

So why would I write this blog post now? Why share this very personal post? Because somewhere out there is a woman who is going through a divorce--who doesn't know how it will turn out and I want to tell her to keep her faith. You are not alone and though you feel the stigma of divorce, people want to love you anyway.

I also want to encourage other women to reach out and help others. You never know a person's journey so judge less and help more.

Photo taken my lovely friend Meredith of Little Heartstrings Photography.

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