If anyone had told me in the fall of 2004 what the next five years would bring, I would have resigned. I didn’t know that my 21 year marriage would end and that I would join the ranks of middle aged single parents. There were a lot of things I didn’t know, and God in His infinite mercy and wisdom gave me only what I could handle at one time.
Five years ago I was newly divorced and struggling to survive emotionally and financially. My ex harassed me relentlessly over the alimony payments, so much so that at one point I went to the police about it. I had huge legal bills. My self esteem was in the gutter. To top it off, I started substitute teaching, something that I had always said I’d never do…well there was no other way to pay the legal bills.
I was on dating sites online. I don’t know how anyone could think these things bring happiness. I was on Lavalife, Lavalife prime, eHarmony, Christian Cafe, Christian Mingle, Plenty of Fish and others. Yes I did meet men, lots of them but like me, they were all suffering and deficient in some way. Stories? I have a ton of them, but I’ll get to that later.
So, you might ask, how did I end up in Coldbrook, Nova Scotia and married to my old university buddy who is now the love of my life?
In future posts I will tell you my story, and at the end of it all, you will believe. Yes there is a God; Santa Clause does exist, and there are happy endings.