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Time To Share My Thoughts

Life, love, abuse, loss, broken hearted, broken spirit, healing, and victory.

That has been my journey for the past 15 years.   While attempting to navigate and survive this horrendous season in my life,  I clung to my Savior, held my breathe, raised my children, and constructed a plan.  While I made it out to the other side victoriously, I have to admit, I incurred many scares.  And today, I can look back and see how the years of abuse, disrespect, and pain have made me the woman I am today.  Because,

I SURVIVED

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I have survived and ultimately thrived after a 22 year marriage that was physically and verbally abusive and was stained with years of egregious infidelity.  And as I have gained the courage to start sharing my stories of violent encounters and multiple attempts to break my spirit, I have been asked many questions.

  • How did you survive?
  • How did you know if it was really abuse or not?
  • How did you know when the time was right to walk away?
  • How did you begin to heal from the pain?
  • How did you find your peace again?
  • How did you start over?
  • What was your financial strategy?
  • Why are you not bitter?

Well the answers aren’t always straight forward. Each woman’s journey is vastly different.  Each with its own twists and turns. Each personal struggle is unique in the ways of neglect, abuse, reaction, correlation to past traumas, finances, and the presence of children or not.

But what I can share is…I’m okay. I’ve learned so much about myself through this journey and I have learned to love the me that I have allowed to spring forth.

After two years of prayer and an intentional focus on my self care, I am more equipped for the next phase of my journey.  It’s time for souls to soar and hearts to swell with joy, gratitude, servitude, and a sense of being alive on this earth.

I am eager to partner with others who want to break out of their current pains and begin the journey towards peace, healing, and their God given purpose.

So take a deep breathe because it’s time to start Living A New Thought.