Happy 2013, think like a child, dream big!

butterfly breakupandshine4Today I sat with my two eldest children and began a new New Years Eve tradition. We took a huge sheet of paper and on one side wrote “Thank you 2012 for…” and listed all the things we enjoyed and appreciated about the past year. It was heart-warming to see their responses, it showed me how happy and thriving my children are despite the upheaval of divorce in their young lives.

We then went on to write a wish list for 2013 on the other side of the page.

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butterfly breakupandshine4  Hello and welcome!

What if your broken heart was the best thing to ever happen to you?

Does it feel too soon to imagine that? Do you believe that it’s even possible?

In the beginning, I couldn’t see beyond my grief. Devastated at the end of my marriage; unable to believe that my husband was telling me it was over; betrayed by his affair and overwhelmed at being a single mother of three small children. I didn’t know how I would ever be ok again.

But I can truly, hand on heart, say that am glad that it happened. Because today my life is more wonderful than it ever would have been had I stayed married to him

So, welcome to Break Up and Shine! It’s a place where I share my story, healing experiences, words of wisdom and support for anyone going through it right now.

If your break-up is very recent for you, well done for getting up and facing the day. I know the strength that it takes.
If it’s been a while but your life still doesn’t seem to be moving on from the break-up, that’s completely normal; things start to get so much better as your perspective shifts.

You are not alone and it WILL be ok.

Marissa  ♥