I can honestly say I never thought I'd be here at this point in my life. Let me explain what "here" is.
Being a widow at the age of 38 was not in the plan. Being a victim of emotional and physical abuse was not in the plan, much less being a victim of anything. Having to rebuild my finances was not in the plan. My husband's suicide was no in the plan. One thing I have learned, plans fail sometimes, despite our best efforts.
Now don't get me wrong, just because these things weren't in my life plan doesn't mean I'm being punished nor did God cause them. They were simply a series of choices. Some informed, some not so much.
I have learned alot from where I was and where I am now. No, I am not bitter, I am better.
And guess what? God has given me a platform to reach out to others in my writing, both with my book and my blogs. I can honestly say I never thought I'd get to do any of this. I never thought I'd be talking to other women about the same situation I was in and how they too can be free of it and be the women God has called them to be. I never thought I could learn so much about the human soul and put it into words people can understand. I thank God for this ability and for this purpose!
No, I never thought I'd be here but I see a new horizon now and a new life waiting for me. I can tell you, it is good and it going to be fulfilling and meaningful. I have so much to look forward! No, I would have never guessed I'd be "here" but I wouldn't trade what I have learned for the world and I am looking forward to all the new things God has for me.
Jeremiah 29:11; "For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you,’ says the Lord, ‘plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster to give you a future and a hope."
Until next time,
**To read more about my story, please see The Road Less Traveled: A Story of Love, Hope, Pain and Everything In Between. You can find it on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iTunes, Audible.com and Kobo.com or the Kobo app. It is available in paperback, audio and digital formats.