Do you occasionally find yourself thinking “This is NOT the life I was to live! What happened to me?”
I understand that feeling.
In 2009, after 35 years of marriage, I joined other women who checked the “D” for “Divorced” box when filling out forms. The divorce was something I did not want but we do not always get what we want. My life crumbled and although I appeared on the outside to be the same smiley blonde person, on the inside I was shattered into a million pieces.
I decided to pick up the pieces and put them back together…but to build something new with them. A life principle of being willing to “step out of the boat” … to be willing to find ways to amaze myself….. to step out on faith….. became the new cornerstone in my life.
Fast forward to November of 2015. After dating a wonderful man for 2 1/2 years, I was engaged and had planned a May wedding. But four weeks after we moved into our new home, he abruptly discarded me and moved to another state, leaving me abandoned in a half-empty house with a broken heart…. and my faith walk disappeared in a blaze of anger at God for allowing this to happen.
I would yell at Him…. Where were you in 2009 and where are you now?
Once again….. shattered pieces…but this time God helped me build a stronger cornerstone.
What He taught me is…..
When faith and courage collide….. joy is created.
The joy created from their collision is different from all other. It is a joy that defies explanation and it will provide steady ground to stand on when facing life’s shaky moments.
But you need both… faith and courage must come together. One without the other is incomplete.
I am glad you are here. I hope these heartfelt true-to-life stories will help you find your own faith and courage….