Pain For Purpose : Pain Essay

749 Words Nov 23rd, 2016 3 Pages
This I Believe: Pain for Purpose
The day that rocked my world in the month of November in the year of 2009 early one Saturday morning as I walked out on the patio with the cool, brisk breeze of fall in the air as the auburn color of the fallen leaves wrestling in the wind in the beautiful city of Antioch, California as I would typically start my day off with a cup of Starbucks coffee and my daily devotion, taking time to commune with God. Then I began to prepare breakfast no different than I would usually do on a typical Saturday morning on my day off and the kids would make their way down stairs as they would smell the aroma of food billowing through the air vents and just after finishing breakfast the children would start on their chores.
As the kids did their chores I made my way outside to clean up the vehicles I started on the 2001 Ford Windstar van that we owned because it was very filthy with trash everywhere on the floor of the van, I looked under the seat where I had discovered inside of a manila folder a set of papers that read dissolution of marriage filed with the courts of Contra Costa County in Martinez California. I never felt more devastated, I stood there my whole heart in hand with a huge boulder in the back of my throat that made it difficult to swallow it was the saddest day of my life. After all the years of abuse, neglect, ignoring, rejecting and her having to compete with my time with ministry and the children. Finally, she had, had enough of me…

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