Journey of a Second Chance- Gates of New Beginnings – Challenges in Marriage -Part 6

I told Kevin that he had to get “fixed” since we didn’t want to have another spontaneous pregnancy. He went through the surgery and was supposed to be laying in bed with an ice pack. To this day, he tells everyone how horrible I am for “making” him climb stairs while searching for a newContinue reading “Journey of a Second Chance- Gates of New Beginnings – Challenges in Marriage -Part 6”

Journey of a Second Chance- Gates of New Beginnings – Life in Arkansas -Part 5

When I was a teenager I wanted 7 children at first, but changed the number to 5 by the time I was 18 years old.  My sister was taking care of our 6 month old baby, and we took our other three children to Florida for a family vacation!  I don’t remember a lot aboutContinue reading “Journey of a Second Chance- Gates of New Beginnings – Life in Arkansas -Part 5”

Journey of a Second Chance- Gates of New Beginnings – Raising Babies -Part 4

The love we had for each other was strong. If not, our marriage might not have lasted through the first year. I soon realized I lost complete control of raising my children the way I wanted. Co-parenting was not an option with my ex-husband. I asked his new girlfriend not to smoke in the carContinue reading “Journey of a Second Chance- Gates of New Beginnings – Raising Babies -Part 4”

Journey of a Second Chance- Gates of New Beginnings – Moving to Arkansas -Part 3

There were many reasons we wanted to move.  The house we lived in was the house from my previous marriage.  Kevin was from Arkansas. Memphis is nothing like Arkansas.  If you’ve read “2nd Chance To Be With My 1st Love, Albeit With a “Scarlet Letter” on My Chest,” you understand how I was feeling.  I feltContinue reading “Journey of a Second Chance- Gates of New Beginnings – Moving to Arkansas -Part 3”

Journey of a Second Chance- Gates of New Beginnings- (Part 2)

So the new journey begins…At the time my three young children were only ages 3, 5 and 6 years old.  We were rich in love, but we lacked significantly in finances.  Poor Kevin.  He came into this new marriage with no debt and no dependents.  I, on the other hand, blessed him with a houseContinue reading “Journey of a Second Chance- Gates of New Beginnings- (Part 2)”

Journey of a Second Chance- Gates of New Beginnings (Part 1)

It’s been a couple of years since I’ve written and shared personal experiences about having a second chance at marrying my first love.  Some may wonder why I wrote then, and why I am choosing to write another chapter of my personal life.  For those who want to know why, it’s simple…I want people to know they are not alone in this journey. We all have stories to tell.   Together, we are all experiencing this thing called life.   Life has ups and life has downs.  Ultimately, life is meant to be enjoyed with all of it’s adventures and uncertainties.  I strongly believe that our lives are full of purpose when we First: Learn to forgive and love ourselves, all the good and all the bad; and Second: Give that love to others by helping one another.  

Basically…if my story can help one person, I’ll keep writing.

Life Group: Lost and Finding Joy: A Path to Finding Faith, Freedom and Purpose

If there’s ever been a time in your life when you just felt like life was difficult, people suck and possibly thought, “Just FORGET IT!”; OR Even if you’ve just felt like life was okay and people weren’t too bad, but you just didn’t have the drive or passion to do anything anymore… If anythingContinue reading “Life Group: Lost and Finding Joy: A Path to Finding Faith, Freedom and Purpose”

Life Will Always Bring Us Challenges Through People and Circumstances, Is Life Still Good?

This past week was a challenging one for me and, I am certain, for many others that knew Bradley White. Even though many lives were deeply affected, I can only speak for myself and from my perspective about this horrific event. My deepest sorrow and regret goes out to Bradley’s family and close friends. IContinue reading “Life Will Always Bring Us Challenges Through People and Circumstances, Is Life Still Good?”

2nd Chance To Be With My 1st Love, Albeit With a “Scarlet Letter” on My Chest (Part 3)

So, that last Part of my story was not a fun one to write, but it had to be done.  It is what it is.  This part is just a final thought of Part 2. People will always come to their own conclusions and make judgements based on the limited information they have, no matterContinue reading “2nd Chance To Be With My 1st Love, Albeit With a “Scarlet Letter” on My Chest (Part 3)”