~Welcome to my personal story as a first time wife and stepmom. I use this space to share real life happenings in a blended family, funny stories, my personal frustrations, failures, and occasional victories as I journey through this life with two beautiful and challenging stepdaughters. Thanks for reading, and I hope you find something to help you have a better day!~

Sunday, May 12, 2019


I feel I owe an update to those of you who still stumble upon my blog and some past posts. I'm thankful some of my expressed and vented emotions still resonate with many of you and may help encourage others going through similar situations.

On January 1, 2018 I was emailed divorce papers and my life spun out of control. I lost everything that I had worked so hard to establish over the past 8 years--my husband, my kids, my dog, my home, my way of life, my friends, my financial security, etc. Starting over like a 20-year-old moving out on their own for the first time was not something I ever dreamed I would have to do again. But here I am a year and a half later, and I survived. I still get to talk to the girls--if fact they both sent me a sweet text for Mother's Day today--but I don't get to see them very often, and honestly that break up was thousand times more difficult that losing my husband. I still cry some nights for missing them so much.

So I'll continue to leave my blog up for a bit in case it still helps some struggling stepmoms to know you are not alone. There are support groups and others who empathize! Stay strong.

1 comment:

  1. Sweetheart, we are heart-broken for you. We are praying and want you to know we are here for you.

    Corry, Casey and Amber.