Divorce Decision

With a pervasive sense of sadness, I drove to the courthouse, and filed my divorce papers.  

divorce paper

We’ve tried to make our marriage work, we just couldn’t.

The clerk couldn’t say how long it would take to have a court date. So, we’ll see….

 

 

Endings are always bittersweet.

Bitter, because I feel like a failure.   This is my third divorce.   What kind of awful person am I, anyway??   (The only saving grace in my mind is, the first 2 divorces were to the same husband.   No one can ever say we didn’t try!)

Sweet, because it will be a relief to just have it done, and over with.   Even as amicable as we are, there is always a certain tension.

So, on to practical matters.  For obvious reasons, DH will now be referred to as XH. (EX-Husband.)

We have agreed to remain friends, so he may still appear now and again.

My name will be changing again.   Not to my last married name, but to my first married name.  Since we have children together, with that name, and I was a Woideck longer than anything else, except my maiden name, Hawkins.

boutonniere pink roses white suit

“Boutonniere-whitesuit” by David Ball – Own work. Licensed under CC BY 2.5 via Wikimedia Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Boutonniere-whitesuit.jpg#/media/File:Boutonniere-whitesuit.jpg

 

 

  My last married name, Sanchez, never felt truly mine.  Probably because he died of cancer after only 2 months.   And being a widow was so shocking, and painful, that nothing felt right.

 

 

 

 

And now a new chapter begins……

purple new chapter logo

Hey, it says what I needed- (the first line anyway! ) AND- IT”S PURPLE!!

 

Quote Quorum

I’ve been challenged by Smiling Notes to post a quote every day for 3 days.

Thanks, Smiling!   🙂

“Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say rejoice.”  This quote is from the Holy Bible, the book of Philippians, chapter 4, verse 4.

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The Rules of this Challenge are:

– Post 1 quote a day for 3 days (can be your own or from other sources)

– Nominate 3 bloggers to participate per post & thank the person who nominated you

My Nominations are:

1. Josh Mosey

2. Snapshots in Cursive

3. Daily Echo– Sue Vincent

Sue’s answer:

Quoted words…

Melinda included me in the three quote challenge, to post a quote every day for three days. As I am not around for a few days, I will not pass this one on to other bloggers this time, but hope a few of you will choose to take part. Thank you, Melinda, for thinking of me!

Have fun!

Here is Gail’s post thanking me.

http://snapshotsincursive.com/2015/07/13/keep-calm-and-live-well-%F0%9F%8D%93-post-a-quote-challenge/

http://howtogetorganizedathome.com/monday-madness-june-29th/