This is me 🙂
This is the second part to the short story about myself and I have to admit, it was not easy writing the first part, due to the emotions surrounding Alexis, but I’m glad I at least gave a little bit of information.
After Alexis passed away, my then husband decided to resign from his job because they wanted to move us all over the place quite a lot and we were worried about Storm and school. We used some of his retirement money that was paid out, to start the crafting business that I previously had called ‘Ambrosia Moods’. It was a craft shop, plus I sold finished products and I did beauty.
Eventually, my then husband had to look for another job to make ends meet. My shop was slowly but surely starting to make money and be more successful and I eventually could rent actual shop space and it was huge! I was quite proud of all that I had accomplished.
After almost 2 years I had started making a profit monthly and was even more impressed with what the Lord had helped me accomplish.
And then one day, my then husband (which had been working in The Strand) dropped a bomb on me and informed me that he wants a divorce ( the reasons or this I will not be discussing here unfortunately). I then realized that I would need to move back to Johannesburg and get a job in order to support my daughter which was staying with me.
After all the hard work that I had to go through with my shop and all the success I was starting to enjoy, I had to close shop and move to Joburg. It was one of the worst things that I have ever had to do and as we drove away from Bredasdorp, I felt my emotions start moving away from God (silly, I know). I had felt so close to God there and had been so much with Him in this town, it felt like I was moving away from Him.
I had to live with my mom and step dad when I got there and had to put my stuff in storage in their house in Springs and lived in Bordeaux with them. I then started looking for work. I have to say at this point that I was terribly upset about the divorce, because I had grown away from my ex after 5 years of marriage already and had just been trying my bare minimum to keep the marriage going, so I wasn’t really all that surprised that he wanted a divorce eventually. He’s a good guy, he was just not good for me. Because he had tried very hard to change who I was, when we had agreed on a divorce, I started getting the old me back slowly but surely. The feisty, don’t back down, weird and wonderful me. I am glad to say that I am eventually quite close to who I was, only a few differences now due to lessons learnt.
I am going to end this part here and will finish off in part 3 of my story. I hope that this is helping somehow and if you want to ask me anything, you can leave a comment below and I will try and answer it for you. If you need some advice, I will be more than willing to get into contact with you via email so that not everyone will see our discussion.
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Enjoy the moments,