A life less wonderful…
My life started as the usual one. As a small town girl, I graduated high school early and was headed for success. I then got pregnant at 17 years old. For three years I was in an abusive relationship with the man who refused to support us. My children were very confused and unstructured. They had no-one else around to raise them and provide them with the life they needed. I had support from my mother but that was all. My life was miserable. I was married to a man who was an abusive alcoholic. He didn’t work, but I desperately wanted the best for my kids. I worked graveyards at a restaurant from 10pm-6am. I then became pregnant again, and started working another job from 9am-2pm. I was a mess, never slept, and desperately, desperately wanted something to happen.
I started my third job as a Mary Kay consultant, and there is where I saw The Secret. Then I knew I could do better, and it was going to start that day.
That day I sat down and wrote a letter to myself: “I am so happy with my role as a mother and wife. I absolutely love my life and my well-behaved children. My husband is my rock and he takes care of our family.” And I knew it was true. I let all negative things roll off my back. Nothing would make me unhappy. I knew how good my life was.
Only three weeks later, after filing for divorce from the man who left my children home alone all night while he went out drinking, I met Justin. We met at a place I had never been to, in a town that I rarely visited. It was a complete fluke. I soon moved to the same town as him and we became inseparable. My kids are now as much his as they are mine. He is their dad. He is the manager of a construction company, a hard worker, and gracious man. I never could have imagined me ever meeting a man at all, much less the man of my – and my kids’ – dreams.
I feel like I am in a movie. Every move makes me thank the universe that I got through it all. I pulled every bit of positivity into my life and Justin knows my theory: I wrote him down and he brought it all to life. We are opening our first retail store in October, as I have been working for a successful travel agency since I moved here. The kids attend an amazing school and we spend every waking moment possible with them. They are the happiest, healthiest, most well-behaved kids I know. And I am the happiest, most joyful person I know.