The Beginning..”As Long as I can do it.”

As one part of my series titled “The Beginning”,  I will be going back to old posts from the beginning of my divorce trauma. This post was written July 2013, about a month after I found out my husbands plans to break his vow to me and to God.

Words of wisdom and encouragement….”As long as you can, do it.”

It has been an awful five weeks. I have not been myself since my husband decided to leave me. Utterly devastating.
I was reading Guideposts Magazine this week. They have a section called “The Up Side, Quotes from Today’s Positive Thinkers.” I liked the quote from Robert Redford…

“The way I deal with arthritis is to keep moving. As long as you can play hard tennis, as long as you can ski or ride a horse—all kinds of things can come your way. As long as you can, do it.”
Robert Redford

His challenge seems to be his arthritis. Mine is different. Mine is a looming unwanted and unnecessary divorce. Both painful in their own way. Well, I took Roberts advice and decided to “do it.” I went and heard old friends as they sang at an Irish Pub last night. Today I got up and went to a local Zumba class. I came home and made banana bread and watched a movie. This weekend I am going to church and a local comedy event. Sometimes it is hard to go through the motions of what used to bring me joy, but I am trying.
I don’t know the pain of your situation. I do suggest even in your pain that you reach out to friends and hold tightly to your faith. Get out and do something fun.

God Bless.

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Hi, I am a mom, nana, and writer living in the beautiful state of NC. I was married for 37 years and then blindsided by my husband, a former pastor. After decades he filed for legal separation without a word to me. It has been a rough road coming to terms with this new life that has been chosen for me. My blog is a place where I share "The Beginning," this place I found myself, a place I did not want to be. "The Journey," the things we need to do as we traverse this new road. Lastly "The Joy," and yes there is still joy to be found even after great pain. I have finished my first book "My Story My Divorce God's Promise, The Beginning." I am in the process of writing The Journey and The Joy. Please join me on my adventure to a new life. Always remember God's Promise "I will never leave you or forsake you."

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