Recently Daisy Camp received a letter from a 2007 Daisy Camp graduate, Karen. We appreciate hearing divorce success stories and thought Karen’s is a great one to share as proof that, “everything happens for a reason.” Even in your darkest days of divorce, always remember there are brighter days ahead. Her letter is reprinted below with her permission.
Jennifer, I wanted to let you know what you do is important. I was at the lowest point in my life in 2007, after a 22 year marriage to my high school sweetheart and two kids, he left me for a women 15 years younger than me. I was devastated and had no idea what to do. That’s when I came across Daisy Camp. I attended the Saturday all day session and the most important thing I took away from it was the fact that I wasn’t alone and other women were going thru something similar. I received a lot of information that day and received some great advice that helped me navigate the legal process as well as give me the strength to get up every morning and “fight back for my life.”
Well, here I am 7 years later, my children are now young adults and living on their own. Following the divorce, I went thru counseling and joined a separation and divorce support group through my church. Through a Catholic dating website I met a wonderful guy who went through the same experience as me. In fact, we were both married and divorced the same year, both have two boys, our oldest sons have the same name and our birthdays are just 6 days apart. We bought a beautiful house in the country and I have a new life. I have made a lot of new friends and have a job that is challenging yet fun.
Thank you for having the courage to start a resource like Daisy Camp to help other women!!
On a side note, my Ex and his girlfriend just had a baby in December. I laugh when I hear that he is doing feeding and diaper changes at the age of 51 while I’m enjoying a glass of wine and sitting next to a fire reading a book and realizing that everything happens for a reason!
Karen, A 2007 Daisy Camp GraduateTagged with: divorce • healing process • Mental Health