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I blog because I’m happy

Friday, May 18, 2018


About 17 years ago, I divorced my now ex-husband. Some family members understood that this was a move that I had to take for my own sanity, while others were harsh in their criticism. I was told; “It is unbiblical to divorce”. There are many things about my first marriage and my relationship with my ex-husband that I will never divulge. There is no need to explain the pain that I went through. Still, I felt like a failure in the eyes of some family members. There was a part of myself that believed that I was a failure too.
Three years after the divorce, I fell in love and married John Stetser. This was one of the happiest times in my life! Those same family members refused to acknowledge the wedding. Perhaps even more frustrating were the two members who said that they were coming, and then never showed up. This hurt me in the heart, and in the pocketbook.

In my mind, I thought that these wonderful people were looking down on me, thinking that I was not a Christian, and did not meet their standards. I had to change this image of failure in my own mind! I started posting photos of the places where we had gone, and the things that we had done on Facebook. After joining Spark People, I started blogging about many places and including ways to visit these spots on the cheap. I want others to enjoy the beauty and thrill of the hike that I do!

Every time we reach a mountain summit, I want a photo. Why? I want to share with others the joy of my journey. You see, I blog because I’m happy.

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