Dear Diary,

Dear Diary,

I woke up today with a new reality. 

My life as a single Mom. 

I have been riding this roller coaster for far too long.

I’ve come to accept that my happiness matters.

I am standing up against myself and my daughter and taking control of my life. 

I believe in true love. I believe in fairy tales. I believe in respect. 

I believe in purging the unhealthy. 

While I choose to keep the intimate details private, 

I want to share with you where I am at.

I do not condone divorce. 

In fact, I am pro-marriage.

I am about never giving up. 

I am about second chances.

But there comes a time, when the battle wounds are beyond repair.

You are left with scars.

You have no choice but go a new direction and escape further damage.

One that is rich in blessings.

While I do not know what tomorrow holds,

I put my trust in knowing that things will work out for good.

What I will tell you is my marriage was built on sand,

never allowing us to build a firm foundation. 

We married for all the wrong reasons. 

I was fighting for something I never had to begin with. 

A beautiful baby girl came out of it, and that I will never regret. 

And today my friends, 

THAT is good enough for me. 

I understand this may come as a shock to many. 

I have been drowning in my unhappiness for too long and the day I took control,

I felt like a new women.

A happy women. A happy momma.

Thank you for your respect during this terribly hard time.

No matter what your views are, I hope that you can respect where I am at.

MUCH LOVE,

Lindsay 

Lindsay