A Fresh New Start
You will begin seeing changes about my life on Facebook, email, etc. I wanted to explain why. I have ended my marriage. It happened last August, when I discovered that my husband had a relationship outside of our 11 year marriage, and decided to move out. Over the past year we have seen counselors and tried to repair things, but decided it’s the healthiest for us and the kids to move on and begin our separate lives.
So, this Easter has meant much more for my little family than just a celebration of the end of winter. It’s actually the celebration of an end to a very dark period of our life, and embracing the promise of new life and new possibilities.
The main thing I want you to know….I am okay! In fact, I am stronger and better than ever. The kids are doing great. Although this may come as a surprise to you, I have been dealing with this for quite some time and have healed. Which is why I’m now talking about it and moving forward. I feel strong and confident in pursuing my new life on my own with the kids. I am fine financially and am getting plenty of support. I’m not going to make a ton of changes. We are living our normal lives.
You will probably begin to see changes on Facebook, my blog, email, on air, etc. I plan on writing more and starting to tell my story of how I have found meaning during this time of suffering and how God is now turning what was once a pile of ashes into a thing of beauty.
I have discovered that there is a whole new dimension of life that God created for me…that I haven’t imagined or tapped into yet. I have been settling for less of what God has intended for me. No more! I want to help others live the abundant life that God has planned for us.
Although parenting 3 young children on my own wasn’t exactly my plan, it’s actually not as hard as it sounds. To some it may seem like “no task for a mere mortal.” But, I’m not one of those “mere mortals.” I believe strongly in the risen power of Jesus Christ, and his ability to transform lives. I am a living example that it is real.
Let every man and woman count himself immortal. Let him catch the revelation of Jesus in his resurrection. Let him say not merely, “Christ is risen,” but “I shall rise.” – Phillips Brooks
So on this Easter, I am breaking the silence and the chains of shame and secrets that were binding me. I am saying it outloud…I am a Single Mom of 3…and I am rising!
Thanks for your love and support. I don’t want pity, I don’t need a ton of help or anything, just your friendship, prayers, acceptance, and positive encouragement!
Amanda, Emily, Andy, and Zoe