The hardest thing I ever experienced was being in a marriage where I was not loved, respected, appreciated nor was I honored. Why? Because slowly but surely, I died a little every day and it destroyed my self esteem. I lived in fear and that fear ruled my life for over a decade.
The day my husband had me served with divorce papers he had the children with him and when I went to get them he would not give them back. I felt that my whole world collapsed. That night, I felt hopeless, alone, frustrated and angry.
None of those feelings are positive but they fueled a giant to rise up from within me. I was NOT going to sit around and be bullied by him or by life! I went back to college. I got a job and 2 years later I had my Bachelors degree, was divorced and had my own place.
Fear can be a great motivator. Today, I’m not scared of fear… Fear is my friend. And one thing I know for sure. I LOVE LINDA. I HONOR LINDA. I DEFEND LINDA. I STAND UP FOR LINDA. I will never again allow myself to be in a relationship where I die a little every day. I will never again settle, sell out or compromise who I am.