I will start this at the beginning. I met a wonderful man who had two great kids. His first wife had left him with her daughter from a previous relationship, and their son. She was now living for her own dreams, consumed with a drug addiction. The children were heart broken and we were doing the best that we could to make their lives better.
Finally we decided to go back to school to make things even better. While attending school an instructor let my husband borrow her copy of The Secret. He shared it with me and we both tried to instill the principles into our lives.
It made the most difference when I purchased the movie and showed it to our children, our daughter being 12 and our son 9. I had to give it a try for these two young souls. They were just so unhappy. After watching the movie they both knew exactly what they wanted: for their mommy to come home. We talked for a long time and I tried to keep a positive outlook for their sakes. But their actual thoughts focused on something that was more vague: they wanted their family back.
Then one evening I went out to do some errands and left the children at home with their aunt and grandmother. I arrived home to be told that a phone call had come in from their mother’s aunt. We were immediately distressed. Horrible thoughts about their mother being hurt raced through our minds. When we couldn’t get through to someone we left a message on the answering machine and waited.
The call came the next morning. The children had put everything they had into having their family come back to them. I told them when we watched the movie to be specific, and they were a little too vague. The family that had found them out of the blue was not their birth mother, but their great aunt and great-grandparents. Finally they had a piece of their mother back, and a piece of that side of their family. Finally they seem a bit happier, knowing they have someone on that side who still loves them and wants them.
The Secret has really affected our lives; we have improved our health, finances, relationships, and found religious peace. But most of all we have found family, and family is what matters the most.