Mine, His, & Ours
In 1997, my divorce was finalized from an abusive marriage, which left me to raise two children alone. I made up my mind at that time that I would ‘Never Love Again’ and marriage was definitely out of the question.
Shortly after, my cousin introduced me to a young man that was from the South and he had a son. I shared with him what my family and I have gone through in the last seven years. He witnessed some encounters that had taken place with my ex-husband even after the divorce.
He was fully aware of our brokenness and all of the anger, bitterness, denial and trust issues that were instilled. Even though it was rough and he could’ve walked away, he stayed around and continued to show LOVE and support towards me and my children. We all know that it is not easy to have a blended family, especially a broken blended family.
WE never gave up on each other. WE literally, LOVED the HELL out of each other. We dated for six years and through our unconditional LOVE, I found out what true LOVE felt like and was able to LOVE again. We soon had a daughter together and got married.
We now have two children together and we have been together for 17 years and married for 11 years. We now have three grown children with one in college and two younger children at home. We have raised and watched our children become young adults and created a bond that is unbreakable.
We all come together at Christmas and during the summer we all try to take a family vacation together. We are now the proud grandparents of two grandchildren as well. We are a family that no matter what, we always tell each other daily, “I Love You.” LOVE is what makes our family a lovelogical family.