Due in part to our deep desire as women to help other women, Liz has found her way. Pat yourselves on the back because you were all very kind, helpful and informative toward her predicament.
“Don’t ever underestimate the impact that you may have on someone else’s life.” – Anonymous
Her attorney has decided to accept payments, so her divorce proceedings have begun. She is now in control of what happens next.
Her soon-to-be-ex is in South America with his girlfriend. I say good riddance to him.
She is going through a lot of emotions, as anyone would who has found out that her marriage was basically a lie.
She has to come to terms with the idea that she spent nearly two decades loving a person who was not worthy of that love.
But many of us know how that feels, don’t we?
I kept telling her that gaining control of her life and finances and getting away with her precious little dog would be the beginning of a new life. One in which she is navigating and charting her own way.
I hope the rest of the way is mostly smooth sailing for her. We all know there will be hiccups along the way. But I think she has the courage to persevere.
“When women support each other, incredible things happen.” – Unknown
She says she knows she won’t have a lot of money, but that she will have peace of mind. And as many of us have learned, there is no price tag for peace of mind.
Because it is priceless.
Here is the last section of her latest email that I will share with you:
Please let the readers know that I am in control now and that the legal process has begun. Extend my heartfelt thanks to all of them and tell them that I still need their words of encouragement to get me through this final phase.
You have been such a blessing to me! I can’t find the words to thank you enough for all that you have done. I am taking your advice and moving on with everything.
I often stop to think about how painful it must have been for you, too. But look at you now!! I just need to keep taking that one step at a time until I get to where you are now.
We all go through painful trials in life. But with the experience we glean from those hard times, we can help others who are headed down that path.
All of you helped me help her. Now she has found her way forward. And we’ll still be here for her.
“It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent” ―
I always want this little place on the internet to be a safe haven for women. All of you help me to provide that.
I’m so grateful for you all. And Liz is grateful to you at a time when it was hard to see the forest for the trees.
I have added a new category to this blog. It is called “Women Helping Women.” If you have ideas for how we can better help other women who may need us, I would appreciate you leaving a suggestion in the comments or emailing me.
I began this blog as a decorating and gardening blog, but it has turned into much more as the years have passed. It is like a winding road that took many turns and traveled to many unknown places.
Every day I put my heart and soul into this little home on the internet. And because I found my way, I want to extend a hand to other women to help them find theirs.
Obviously I have very caring readers who want the same thing. Just think how much we can do together!
We all get by with a little bit of help from our friends.