Monthly Archives: February 2012

The Vow

I realized that as a single parent, I now had full responsibility for my children. My parents were there to offer support and advice, but they would not make the decisions. Those were mine alone. Through the next 18 years, … Continue reading

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Kathryn Lauren, Katie, Kate

You’ve been hearing about this baby, so it is time you heard her Birthday Story. The due date for the baby was drawing closer and closer. I was having a much more difficult time driving as the baby grew and … Continue reading

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Remembering

Among the many decisions I had to make before the divorce was final, my lawyer asked if I wanted to take back my maiden name. One positive about changing back was that my credit status would not be linked with … Continue reading

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First Order of Business

Traveling from Denver to Peoria offered plenty of alone time with my thoughts. I began to plan for the future which was a positive sign that my mind and soul were no longer stuck on auto pilot. First on the … Continue reading

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Leaving The Valley of Shadows

We pulled out of the lane, Dad driving a small U-Haul truck and me driving Dad’s car with mom and Karrie headed for Illinois. Dad wanted to get as far away from there as possible. We hit the Interstate and … Continue reading

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Division of Property

No time was more painful for me in the months of separation and divorce than at the lawyer’s office when we met to divide the property. For months there had been hope. Dividing the property meant hope was fading, if … Continue reading

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Considering What Went Wrong

Rich and I met in Bible College. He was preparing to be a pastor; I was taking education/missions classes. We dated and over the summer exchanged letters while he was on a short term mission trip to Spain. He wrote … Continue reading

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