11. A gift from God that I am thankful for…my divorce!  Yes, you read that right.  I know that God had a hand in the way that my break up with my ex played out.  At the time of course, I asked God why it was happening to me??  But now, I know it was because I was headed down a path that wasn’t right and so God had to pick me up and place me on a different one.  Some of you I am sure are going to be like, but God doesn’t like divorce!  Or whatever it is that you believe, your religion has taught you and that is fine.

What I know is that God doesn’t like his people to be broken for long periods of time.  He is willing to break you for a minute so that you can mend and become so much more complete afterward.  I absolutely, truly believe this from the bottom of my heart.  Going through the divorce brought me back to my church.  I started attending more regularly.  I found a divorce recovery program, where else but at a church.

I had forgotten God in my first marriage.  I certainly didn’t bring him into the marriage, into the house and keep him in my life like I should have.  God shook me to remind me how important he is to me and also to let me know that he had been there the whole time.

Gods plan

12. A piece of advice I am thankful for…”this isn’t your whole story, just a chapter.”  When I was going through my divorce a lifelong friend said this to me.  I held onto it and honestly reflect on it often.  I use those words with other friends as well when they are going through a similar experience in life.  That advice gave me the permission to keep living.  To move onto the next chapter and write the story that I wanted to write!

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Published by Making Time For Me

Wife, Mother, Step Mom, Control Freak. 7 years into my second marriage and dedicated to making my home a chemical free safe haven <3

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