The Lord is close to the broken-hearted - Psalm 34:18

This is a very hard post to write.  It almost feels as though typing this out and putting it out there for the world to see makes it too real, but the fact is that it is real.

I’ve been married for ten years.  There are so many things I need to share about my life the last ten years, but at this moment I can’t share anything except this:  Six weeks ago my husband walked out on me and our kids for another woman.

Obviously there are many emotions being felt in our house right now.  Shock, sadness, anger – there was no warning.  Well, there was some warning (or at least hints of unfaithfulness) now that I look back, but… so much deceit.  I just ignored all the signs and believed every word he said because I wanted to.

I would appreciate prayers for my little family as we work through this – it’s all still very new and I’m adjusting to a change in future plans while my kids adjust to the changes in their lives as well.  I’m just taking it one day at a time right now and steeping myself in scripture.  God has been so amazing through all this – He has shown his presence through this valley of darkness in so many ways.   I’m not saying that it has been easy or smooth, but He has given me a strength I didn’t know I had.

This won’t interfere with my blogging (too much), just so you know.  This is not the end… it’s a new beginning.  And I intend to move forward with courage and confidence for myself and my kids.

the lord himself will go before you




29 Responses to And Suddenly… I’m a Single Mom.

  • I will be praying for healing and restoration and strength. ((hugs))

  • Our ministry team is praying for you as you discover your new life.

  • I can’t even begin to imagine the pain and hurt that you and your family are going through.
    You will be in my prayers.
    Here is one of my fave songs that I find comfort in:

  • I am a firm believer in prayer and when God Closes one door another will open,,it may take a while but there will be a rainbow at the end ,,I lived in a mentally and very physically marriage for 30yrs..I waited until the last child turned 18 and graduated,,there were times that I would actually pray that God would take him away ,I am ashamed by that now but at the time it was the only way out I thought,,that was 12 yrs ago and ive remarried for 11 yrs now to a wonderful man who has never laid a hand on me or said a harsh word,,,I never thought that I would have this kind of love but God helped me ,,some advice would be to get a good attorney and do what he says to do,,I was so anxious to get away when the kids were grown that I walked away with not much,,and I regret that now,,but you my dear are in my prayers and hoping for peace for you and your children,,if you ever need a person to listen,you can always talk to me,,believe me I understand

    • That is really encouraging, thank you for sharing your story with me, Vickie! I appreciate your willingness to be a listening ear, too – I may take you up on that. :)

  • I love you! Praying for you and your family as you travel this new path in life. Look to your Savior. He’s the one constant we have here on Earth. I know I’m far away, but if you need me, I am only a phone call, text message, or email away.

  • So very sad to hear this. You and your children are in my prayers. Always remember, God loves marriage and hates divorce. He is on your side, not hers.

  • I am so sorry…. no words can express the sorrow and sadness I feel for you right now. Please know that you and your children will be lifted up before the Throne of Grace in prayers tonight and in the weeks to come. You are loved!

  • Wow! So sorry to hear of the news. I’m sure it was a shocker. My thoughts and prayers are definitely with you and the kids. I think it’s wonderful that you’re leaning on God through this. He WILL get you through it.

    • Thank you, Terra! I know He willl, Thank you for the reminder. I sure wish things would get better faster though! Too bad I can’t run through the valley of the shadow of death instead of walk. :p

  • Lindsey, I do not know you personally but have been following your blog for a few years. I first started following for an Ergo giveaway (won it and think of you often when I wear my last baby in it) and have kept up with comments here and there and enjoy your homeschooling posts. My heart aches for you and I find my eyes welling with tears. We will definitely be praying for you, Issac and Emma as you go through this season in your life. I pray that joy will continue to come for you in the morning.

    • Thank you, Christine. Your comment meant so much to me when I read it. :) I appreciate your taking the time to share that and of course the prayers!

      Also, the ERGO carriers are awesome. :)

  • Please know that I will be keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
    This is just a stumbling block in life and God will walk you through it.

  • I am so sorry to hear this Lindsey. You and your beautiful kiddos do not deserve this. I hope that everything works out for the best for you all. Much love, many prayers, and happy thoughts are coming your way!

  • I’m sorry to hear this…I can’t imagine how you feel but know that we are thinking of you and your children. Be strong..good luck!

  • I am so very sorry. You and your kids are in my thoughts. Good luck.

  • Praying for you. Wish guys could just be honest and not lie. At least that way a woman could make some decent informed decisions for herself and the children. Make sure to look out for yourself financially, don’t let him off the hook, he has a responsibility to you and the children in that regards.

  • I’m so sorry you and the kids have to go through this. Sending prayers and hugs your way.

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