Blogger and speaker Angela Moore wants those going through a rough season to know that life gets better.
Moore went through a divorce in 2010, and since then she has been on a mission to help other women heal from their hurts by sharing her journey.
“I decided to be so transparent about my past for two reasons. One was that I wanted to make sure I dealt with my hurts as they happened or as they healed so it didn’t stay within me causing me to become bitter. I never, ever wanted to become that scorned, bitter woman defined by divorce because she’d become stuck in the place of that temporary disappointment. We all know someone like that,” she said. “After spending nearly a year and a half in a support group through Church of the Highlands in Birmingham, Alabama, and hearing others on both sides of the divorce decree speak so candidly about their divorce, which blessed me in ways I didn’t know I needed blessing, I also wanted to be used as a source of inspiration for others who might have to take the path I was trusted to walk.”
That doesn’t mean her walk has always been easy.
“For me, the hardest part of my divorce wasn’t losing my job, my health insurance, my church home that I helped lead, my life insurance, my income, my excellent credit score and other tangible things. The hardest thing about being divorced is realizing that your hopes, dreams, and prayers for that particular marriage are no more and accepting that God knows best and can still get the glory, even through and after divorce.”
She hopes other women will learn from her experiences so they can avoid some of the mistakes she made.
“The biggest lesson I learned is that there will be players who leave my team during divorce. That was an especially hard pill to swallow as former friends, church members, and extended family members were removed or chose to remove themselves from my life. However, the true jewel in that lesson is the fact that there will also be those new or returning ‘angels on earth’ as I call them just waiting in the wings to join the team to help cheer me on to victory. I also learned how to keep my mouth closed, not speaking ill of my ex-husband even when I was itching to do so. (Thank God for growing me.)
“My primary piece of advice is get connected to help, stay connected to help and become someone else’s help,” Moore said.
“I want readers to always know without a shadow of a doubt, that, regardless of what they endure, be it divorce, sickness, starting over from the bottom, death of loved ones or all of that at the same time as I did, God is good, and life gets getter.”
To learn more about Angela Moore and Life Gets Better, visit www.angelamooreblog.wordpress.com. You can also join her Facebook group, I’m More Than What Happened at www.facebook.com/ImMoreThanWhatHappened/.