** SHATTERED DREAMS is a story about the private and hidden struggles inside a marriage, with a message that real love can overcome anything.
It should have been forever. But it wasn’t…
The day I married the love of my life, I was certain it would be forever. Loving him was as easy as breathing. Saying our vows in front of family and friends and promising to love each other for the rest of our lives - simple.
But then came the hard part, the part where you realize that nothing in life is simple. Seven years later, the same man who asked me to marry him, asked me to walk away…
Why? I don’t know. I’m trying to pinpoint the exact moment it happened—the moment everything went wrong. But I can’t figure it out. I don’t know who I am without him.
Now, I’m on a journey to rediscover who I am. I’ve been part of an ‘us’ for so long that I don’t know how to be a ‘me’. The journey takes me to another country where I change, and grow, and learn to love myself. When I return home to the pieces of my shattered dreams, I find clarity. And somehow, I know how to put the pieces back together again…
Sometimes you have to fall in love twice to make it stick.
BROKEN PROMISES is a story about the private and hidden struggles inside a marriage, with a message that putting yourself first occasionally isn’t selfish, but a necessity.
We’d made promises and exchanged vows.
Joel Matthews was my knight in shining armour. In my darkest hours, he’d pulled up in his sleek black sports car and swept me off my feet before promising me forever.
Then life happened.
Plans changed, surprises arrived and life got in the way. Nothing was how it was supposed to be. How we planned.
What could I do? I had three kids who needed their Mum. I had to be the best parent I could be, as my husband self-destructed and my marriage crumbled.
Now, the fancy house I’d once loved was my prison but I was determined to protect my kids, no matter the cost