My So-Called “Perfect” Life
The other day, I had a friend on Facebook comment on a status update that I posted. She said that online, it seemed like my life was so perfect. I have to tell you that I gasped at her comment. Do I really come across to my readers as having a perfect life? If so, I have become one of those bloggers I spite!
I do not have a “perfect” life. In fact, I haven’t shared a lot of my personal life online over the past few months because of personal challenges I’ve been facing. After 10 years of marriage (11 1/2 years of knowing him), I am going through a divorce. It was my choice to end it…for reasons I won’t discuss on my blog. I know that some of you may be astonished by this and I may even lose readers because of it, but this is REAL life.
I am still a stay-at-home mom (for the time being) and I still have my 3 beautiful boys, but life’s journey has changed some. As a child of divorced parents, I know what I don’t want my boys to go through. I don’t want to put them in the middle or make them choose sides. I won’t talk ill of their dad no matter how I may feel on the inside. I will develop into the strong woman and mother that I’ve always longed to be.
I hope that I may help others through my thoughts and words, just as others help me. Please understand that my life IS NOT perfect and there are challenges I face. However, I just take it one day at a time, in hopes that the next day will be just as good…if not better. If you’re going through trials in life, hang in there and be strong. Remember that there is a God who loves you and that “this too shall pass.”
Shannon (aka The Mommy-Files)