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04/23/15
I love this! It is so familiar to me, as this is what happened with my own parents! When my father left our family, my mom had to make a decision- to trust God, or to get angry and do things her own way. It is during times like this that God tests our hearts, and rewards us when we choose to trust him! Such a powerful story, and I have personally seen time and again the rewards of a faithful heart to Him. Great Job!
Your article brought tears to my eyes. It hits pretty close to home for me, too. My husband's first wife left him in much the same manner. He has struggled to find the blessings in the midst of the pain although I try to point out anything that comes to my mind.

Your Blessing Book is a really good idea. It may help my husband, and I may start doing it, too. I had started doing something like it around Thanksgiving, but it wouldn't hurt to do it year-round.

Thank you and good job. God bless!
04/23/15
Superb entry filled with a heartfelt message. I loved your idea of the book.
Well done...nicely written too.

God bless~
04/25/15
I liked everything you wrote here. It seemed to flow well, and is a great reminder we can find God in the midst of any storm. Thank you.
This is a powerful piece. I know divorce isn't always an easy subject to talk about, but you do a wonderful job.

My red ink is be careful of POV shifts. The reader can only see, know, or hear what the MC sees, knows or hears. Instead of telling that the daughter is hurting show it with something like:It seemed like my daughter forgot how to smile. My heart aches for her as she moped about the house with her head down as she shuffled down the hall. I know that may push up the word count, but there are other places you can trim.

You did a nice job of this. It's definitely on topic and will help many people who struggle with divorce. Great job.
Congratulations! Happy Dance!
04/30/15
Congrats

God bless~
Beautifully written story. I could feel the emotional pain of your divorce. The blessing journal is a great idea. If you're having a bad day you can see what God has done.
04/30/15
Hi - Trudy here. I fail to indication that the story is fiction - but the 'Blessing Book' is real.
When a piece I have written is mistaken for true I feel mixed emotions. guilt for it not, yet glad it was written that powerfully. We too have a "blessing book" and run to it daily.
When a piece I have written is mistaken for true I feel mixed emotions. guilt for it not, yet glad it was written that powerfully. We too have a "blessing book" and run to it daily.