I saw him getting ready, his back pack laying across the end of our bed. Socks, sleeping bag, dried food, and various other items for his backpacking trip. I walked by quickly, trying not to let the items bother me. Knowing that the sinking….. yucky feeling...
I rolled down the windows and let the fresh air rush inside. The heat of summer was finally retreating, the air conditioner no longer needed for comfort. The cool refreshing air hit my face and I took a deep breath, happy to be getting closer to home. I was driving...
When I was younger I had a fire for life. I remember that I wanted to play in multiple sports, I wanted to be a pianist and a drummer, I wanted to be a cheerleader and dancer, every type of dance you can imagine. I had a flame inside of me. My parents had to...
I flipped him off! I lost control of myself and for the first time in my life I did it. The shame hit me as soon as my finger went up, but it was too late to take it back. He wouldn’t back off and he woke my lion. (Here is a link to the post about my Lion if...
I am a broken child of God. A child who found herself, reduced to nothing but soul, after 19 years marriage. I survived the betrayal of infidelity. I survived divorce! I survived losing a man that I dearly loved! I have faced my worst fears and through the deep roots that God gave me I survived. This is my story, my journey to find my own healing and peace.
I am excited because I get to write the ending of my story and I'm determined that It will be beautiful!
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In April 2013 my husband of 18 years walked out the door. In June I took my boys to Disney Land. I was struggling and feeling despair. I decided that when life was failing me, why not go to the happiest place on earth and try to make something beautiful. It was a defining moment that empowered me. If I could manage a 7 day trip to Disney Land by myself with an 8,6, and 2 year old, I could do anything.
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My name is Norma Zaugg, In 2013 I found myself in a counselors office lost and broken. I was a shell of a person, my identity nearly gone. The months that followed would be the hardest of my life. As I came out of the shadows I discovered that my husband of 19 years was a sex addict. This is the story of my fight through betrayal, codependancy, divorce and my ongoing trauma. I will survive....I get to write the ending of my story and I am determined that it will be beautiful.