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dying-to-selfI’ve thought long and deep about writing this post. Since the Red Dog Garage is about my journey through life, and the lessons I have learned along the way, I decided it was time. On the 22nd of December 2013, I found out that my wife of 28.5 years had filed for divorce while I was reviewing our bank statements. The Friday after Christmas I was served with the legal documents.

We have been through a lot together. Raised two fine young adults who are just beginning their way into the world on their own. The past sixteen months have included counseling with four different professionals and a lot of hard work on my part to restore our relationship. The last 5.5 years included a battle with cancer for my best friend (who is still in remission) and two spine surgeries for myself. One would think that this would have drawn us together but it seems to have driven us apart. What I have learned so far is that sometimes in life, there are no answers to the question of “why is this happening?” It just is.

Anybody who has read my page Who am I knows that I am a Christian. I believe what the Bible says about divorce but I find myself caught between what I believe to be true and what the state laws require of me. Not a fun place to be.

I have no idea what my future will look like. I can only die to self and depend on God to direct my unknown path.

Today is a new day and for that I am happy.