Growing up in an abusive family meant that life was excruciating and crushing more often than not. I’ve spent a lifetime (it feels) trying to recover and to be well.
A mutual friend introduced Craig, a full-time Dad with 2 children aged 11 and 12, to me with three children aged 5, 7 and 8 and it was an instant ‘full house’, our lives have never been the same since. Craig has loved me from the start where as I was still holding a lot of anger, hurt and betrayal so I ended up hurting the people I should have loved - I needed to change! Through time, counselling and prayer I’ve learnt to overcome lots and to do things differently. We both knew from the start that it was indeed God who brought our two families together and though our marriage has been uphill at times it has also been great for healing and fulfilment too.
Throughout the years we have raised our children together plus having one of our own (6 all up). We both shared a willingness to see people set free from their hurts so with compassion and understanding we have ministered to a verity of different people that are facing what we’ve been through. We have gone out to the mission fields together, to the out back of Australia and shared about God’s great love and grace that He has for them. We have both learnt that we are to keep our eyes on the Lord at all times for when we placed them on things or our situations we tend to crumble under the shear weight of life. It’s a matter of staying focused.
The future is still to be written and it is looking brighter. God is leading us both into a deeper relationship with each other more then we have ever known before. Though I’m not there yet, over time I have come to learn and will continue to learn, to love as though I’ve never been hurt before! That’s my goal to be established and it will be achieved!
Stories have been told from the beginning of time and stories will continue to be told till the end of time. Every life has a story and these stories inspire and encourage others on life's' journey. It is not how we start the journey that counts, but how we finish it.
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