Does everyone start out married life with rose colored glasses? I'm sure no one thinks their marriage
will end in divorce. I certainly didn't. Mine was the perfect love, the perfect marriage, I was going to have the perfect
life, and it was an absolutely perfect day for a wedding. The sun streamed through the window as I walked down the aisle on
my father’s arm. Johnny looked so handsome standing at the altar waiting for me.
Oh, I knew we'd have our ups and downs. I’ve always been a realist. I know nothing in life
is perfect. But we came darn close. At least that’s what I thought. So how did I end up divorced, fifteen years later?
If anyone would have told me about the turn my life would take I’d have laughed at them.
Oh, I’m Erica Morris. Well, I was Erica Morris until recently. Now I’m divorced and
left to raise two kids. Johnny, my husband left me for a younger woman. Not a new story, I know, but that doesn’t make
it hurt less. To top it all off, he cut himself off from our kids and left me to be the bearer of bad news. To make matters
worse, he refused to pay child support. Not that he couldn’t afford it. Believe me, he could well afford it, and then
some. But he left us penniless? I need to back up a bit. I remember calling the meeting of other single mothers to order.
"All the darkness of the world cannot put out
the light of one small candle." Anonymous