When I got married I had no idea I would be divorced from the man I love 15 years later. My journey felt like it stopped, but I realized it was only just beginning. I went back to work full time, I had two young kids to raise, I had house repairs, and so on, that I was now responsible for. I felt trapped and free all in the same breathe.
My journey changed. I was filled with no time for myself, no time to relax with my kids, and just felt I was behind and missing my journey through this amazing life. I put a stop to this not being present immediately. I said no to things I had done in the past. I learned to put me and the kids first. I learned it was our collective journey and I wanted to build them a journey worth remembering. I did craft projects with them, we decorated collectively, we took day trips to the local lake more, we had a game night, and yearly I took them to Tybee Island for a few days to add some adventure to our journey.
While the journey changed, the people in it changed, and how we moved about our daily journey changed, I learned to put faith in the three of us. I learned that this was our journey forward. I wanted it to be a great childhood for them both and so I made it happen. I struggled along the way, I had hard times and many tears, but at the end of the day they journey of life was going to go on with or without me and I decided to be present, to live in the moment, to enjoy childhood with my kids. I learned that the journey is the very essence of life and that no destination was ever needed. The journey with my kids is not over, but they are adults now. They still do things we did as they were growing up, they still talk about the beach trips, and they still remember mom made the journey with them and made it amazing for them. I am blessed to be taking my journey with two amazing kids.