Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Springing back

Spring has sprung in these parts and I hope it finds all of you doing well.

I had a strange thing happen today.  I haven't checked this blog or the email affiliated with it for months.  I've been too busy dealing with other junk.  And for some reason I checked the email account this morning.  There was a message sent yesterday.  A message from a woman going through the gay husband thing and not wanting to share all until I responded.

I don't know if any of you believe in God, but I do.  I'm blessed to belong to a church that at its core believes in being inclusive and in justice for all.  My church has many gay and lesbian members, all of whom are good, honest people who believe in a Jesus who died for their sins (not one of which is being homosexual).  But I digress.  I'm thinking God tapped me on the shoulder and whispered, "Check that email account."

I can't promise I'll blog as much as I used to.  I have a lot more going on now -- involvement at church, a job, and just stuff in general.

Also, the yo is swinging down.  You know about yo, don't you?  Sometimes it's up and sometimes it's down.  Three years ago I was learning about my ex-husband's affairs and preparing to ask for a divorce, somthing I'd never, ever imagined possible -- affairs or divorce.  And pretty soon, what would have been my wedding anniversary will come up. 

Someone at church shared a few weeks ago that they'd just celebrated their 54th anniversary.  Later, a friend asked if hearing that made me feel bad.  I had to be honest with him and told him it did because it reminded me I'd never have a golden anniversary celebration.  But I was quick to add that I'd never want anyone else to NOT share their good news because of me.  I'm truly happy for that couple.  They are living examples of what true Christians are.

So... how's YOUR yo?


  1. It's great to hear your happy and moving on Maggie.

    And its great that you, in spite of all you been through, continue to see gay, lesbian and bisexual people as part of God's handiwork.

    I don't know why you had to go through what you did. I don't know why your husband did either. What I do believe, like you, is that God does tap us on the shoulder. Sometimes to check our emails or look to the left when we're driving. Other times God taps us on the shoulder before we're even born and gives us a lifetime assignment.

    You seem to have weathered the storms that are part of your assignment well. Somewhere along the way both you and your ex husband have touched others in the way God intended.

    Keep that yo up as much as possible.


  2. "Other times God taps us on the shoulder before we're even born and gives us a lifetime assignment."

    What a profound thought! I'd never considered that. I might just use your statement as a blog topic.

  3. Hey Maggie!
    I am one of those women who wrote you while you were away. I said please keep blogging cuz the straight spouses need all the help they can get. I'm so glad to see a fellow straight wife blogger out there too. Here's my blog; http;//
    I've been in this a year or so. I'm a Christian too and love how God taps us on the shoulder. I love being an instrument in His hands. May He use us both to help many out there. And may He use others to continue to help us as well.
    Welcome back!!