Thursday, March 10, 2011

Purple Skies

If the sky turned purple, and everybody knew it, but sort of all stood around pretending they didn’t notice ... it would be awkward. It would be far better if someone just said what everyone had already figured out, “Hey, the sky is purple.” 
It really hasn’t been unspoken, but now that it’s all official and final with the government and judges and stuff, I’ll just say it. I’ve been officially divorced. It’s been 5 months since he moved out. It’s sad and horrible and not what I wanted. But it’s done. In one sense, it was the end of the world. In another sense, it’s not the end of the world. Hopefully all the gut wrenching part is far behind me now and I can put all of my energy into tomorrow. And I really am excited about what’s ahead. I feel a little bit like a kid two weeks before Christmas. They know that something great is just around the corner ... but it doesn’t quite yet put butterflies in your stomach. I have a lot of joy. I’m actually very happy. A little shell shocked, but somehow happy.


Annie said...

Praying for God's grace to flood the purple skies of your life right now and light them up with the joy of His presence. He is a God who redeems, from beginning to end, so I pray that He will take the yuckiness and the pain and the loneliness and make it into something really beautiful, something that will tell the world He is God and that He loves you with an everlasting love. Loving you and sending you hugs tonight... <3

Abbie said...

Hey Kristine, just stopped by your blog after talking with Kaisha this morning. I've been thinking of you and praying for you, knowing this week was probably extra hard. I so respect your trusting spirit as God takes you through very low valleys...I love you. <3

Cindy P said...

As I write, I have this ache in the pit of my stomach for you, for the whole family....but with that, I just want you to know that I am amazed at God's strength, His courage, His fearlessness for tomorrow, His joy that I see in you in the midst of the storm. I see Jesus in your boat... I am sooooo proud of you!
You. Go. Girl.
I will continue to pray from afar-
Much love and respect to you <3
If I can be a practical help in some way, please let me know...

RamblingTart said...

Just want you to know how incredibly proud I am of you. I've been watching you from a distance through all this horrid, gut-wrenching pain, and although I know you've had your wretched moments, your hope and smiles and love for others and care for yourself through all of it amazes me. I'm glad to know you and wish you so much joy and real, unconditional love.

tara said...

I still can't believe that this is how this chapter ended... I look forward with you to the next chapter and the story God has planned in it!

And I cling to God's promise that He works all things together for the good of those who love Him! I love and appreciate you, Kristine! I hope and pray that this valley will turn into a mountaintop soon!!