It has been quite a while, hasn't it??! I am so sorry for not keeping up here for all of you lovely followers of mine, but in my defense, life has been anything but peachy these last few months. I knew the time would come when I would owe my readers some what of an explanation as to why I suddenly seemed to have fallen off the blogging atmosphere, and I dreaded that moment, but, it has come.
As some of you may or may not know, Frank and I have decided to end our marriage. It was not an easy choice, and has been a long road since we started the separation in November and made the final divorce decision in January, but it is the best choice for us and our family; most of all, for our children, who always have and always will come first.
I will spare everyone the details of the last six months, out of respect for Frank and his privacy and the sanctity of the love we shared at one point, but just know that Frank has battled a very, very serious addiction almost his whole life, and that has been a large source of conflict off and on throughout our eight year relationship. I can only pray that he overcomes this at some point for the sake of our children, but mostly, for himself and his health and life. I wish him nothing but the best in his future endeavors and relationships, but together, we just do not work anymore. He was my first love, my longest relationship, and we were each other's first marriages. We shared a lot through the years, and we were happy once. But, when it came down to it, we are like oil and water; fire and gasoline. We do not mix well, regardless of how much love there might have been between us. We both deserve happiness and peace, but above all else, our children deserve happiness, peace, and the love of both parents, and if we can do that better apart then together, than that is what we need to do.
Speaking of the children, they are doing okay. They are staying with family right now temporarily, while I adjust to this new life without someone I thought would be my life partner, and while I work on my own mental health issues as a result of the trauma from this separation and everything that has gone along with it. I see them every day though, and they seem to be adjusting well and are thriving in all areas. More on each of them later...
So, I guess that about sums it all up in a nutshell! I am BACK, and will be flooding your inboxes with updates in the coming days to make up for lost time....so hang in there and keep following! ;)