Thursday, April 30, 2015


Home - what does that mean to you?

My home is my haven, my place to be comfortable, to be at peace from the world around me, and to be loved.  My home means my family is in the walls and memories have been made here.  A home is more than those 4 walls though.

When a home is interrupted, either by death, divorce or accident, all of the above changes.

Our son lives next door to us.  He lives in the house that was ours when Jim and I first married.  The building itself has great memories.  He got married eight years ago to a lady who had a daughter. They became a family living in the house.

Two years after getting married, they had a son, and the family grew in that house.

Two weeks ago, that house and the family fell apart.  My son and his wife are getting a divorce and the children will be devastated.  The girl, who is now 16, is staying with her half sister for the time being, but their son is still at  the house.  He isn't aware of what is happening yet.

Divorce can be a stressful experience: affecting finances, living arrangements, household jobs, schedules, parenting and the outcomes of children of the marriage as they face each stage of development from childhood to adulthood. If the family includes children, they may be deeply affected.

It is such a sad time all around us.  I have previously asked for your prayers, and I, once again, ask that you pray - pray for the Lord's will to be done.


  1. My dear friend,
    I am so sorry for you and your family.
    Prayers and hugs for all of you...that God will be with you in this difficult time. : )

  2. I'm so sorry, Linda. Divorce and the pain it brings is very much like that of a death in the family. The kids, and your son, will ultimately be happier. It will take time, as all who have been through it know. Prayers for all, including you and Jim. Let us know how things are going, and how you are doing, please.

  3. I'm so sorry Linda. I'll certainly be praying for all involved.

  4. I am very sorry and I will continue to lift you up in prayer to the Lord.
    Thank you for sharing and please know that so many of us deeply care.

  5. So sorry......I pray that decisions will be made with kindness for all involved. Linda, I know your faith and love will be very important for all involved, especially your grandson.

  6. Oh Linda..I am so sorry to hear this. I am praying for your family and asking God to ease the pain that divorce brings with it.