From the Heart

This is a post that flows straight from the heart.  No fluff.  Just raw emotion…because this is where we are right now.

The last 10 months have been some of the hardest in my life, rivaled only by my divorce.  Jonathan and I have been deeply wounded by those closest to us.  Falsely accused.  Criticized.  Ignored.  Betrayed.  We’ve felt abandoned by God.  Under attack.  Like Job.  Weary.

Relationships have been severed.  Healthy boundaries have been put in place.  More tears have been shed than we can count.  We’ve experienced sleepless nights.  Countless counseling sessions.  Angering phone calls.  Torturous nightmares.  Nasty emails.  This situation has stolen our joy and tainted our engagement. 

…but there has been good that has come from all this muck.  Jonathan and I have had to fight together.  Lean on one another.  Respond in a united front.  Perhaps God answered my prayer to prepare us for marriage with these struggles.    

If you are among those we have entrusted with the details regarding these pains, we love and appreciate you and your support.  We thank God for you.  If you don’t know that which I speak of, well, please don’t ask.  Just pray.

 “After you have suffered a little while, the God of Grace, who has called you to eternal glory in Christ Jesus, will Himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.” -1 Peter 5:10


~ by Serena on June 1, 2011.

4 Responses to “From the Heart”

  1. still praying, friend!!

  2. Praying for you, friend! Also looking forward to celebrating with you and Jonathan in less than 2 weeks! 🙂

  3. You are on our hearts and in our prayers daily.! Love you guys!

  4. I am so proud of you for choosing to do what has been terribly hard and painful, but what is right. You are such a beautiful and strong woman of God, and I am blessed to call you my friend.

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