Hey Haute Mamas! I am going to talk about something that I have never really put out there publicly. Part of the reason why is I felt there needed to be some time to pass. There needed to be some healing to take place, and I needed to learn some things before I could speak on such a delicate topic. If you read the title, you know I’m talking about divorce.
So let’s just get this out the way, divorce is HARD!!!!!! It is like a death, except when you have kids together you must be in contact with each other. It is not something I planned to go through. I don’t think any person goes into marriage thinking about getting divorced. It takes you through a range of emotions. If you’ve gone through a divorce, then you know what I’m talking about.
It was the worst pain I think I’ve ever felt. It was the ending of a marriage, of dreams I thought we had for our family. It meant my kids were now going to grow up in a broken home, and I would be a single mother. It was HARD, PAINFUL, and it pushed me into searching for my PURPOSE.
Going through divorce really pushed me to grow closer to God, and to start searching for my purpose. When I let go of what my life used to be, I began to embrace where my life was heading. This process was not easy. It was a process that led me to have plenty of crying nights, and sometimes days. I fought it, and sometimes still fight the process of God molding me into who He wants me to be. Despite how I may feel, God knows best and He uses everything in our lives to bring out the best in us to have His purpose be fulfilled. (Check out Romans 8:28)
When I let go of what my life used to be, I began to embrace where my life was heading.Kiirstin Linette
During those months following my separation, and subsequently my divorce, I searched for someone who looked like me, someone who went through what I was going through, someone who could show me that I could make it through being a single mother with three kids. I searched and searched and it was hard to find. So here I am. Sharing what I wished someone would’ve shared with me. Inspiration and encouragement to know you can get through anything. You can be a mother and slay with style and grace and you can recover from anything life throws at you (with God cause life gets real).
Although I am sharing a little of my divorce experience, this blog isn’t about divorce. It’s about how my divorce helped me to figure out that God was calling me to a purpose. Sometimes we don’t think that our pain can be used for purpose, or that anything good can come from it. However, most of us need some pain to get to our purpose. Without that pain, I wouldn’t have stopped long enough to realize I couldn’t live life without depending on God.
I created this blog to be more than just another blog. It is the combination of style and grace, spirituality, and some mommy woes (LOL). It is all things Kiirstin Linette!
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