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#Blesstival Offering: My Soulmate Story


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“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord. “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”     Jeremiah 29:11

This verse gave me hope, like sweet water during the drought after my separation and divorce. I had been married for 20 years and had believed we would grow old together. My world was shattered, like a windshield full of cracks, but somehow still in place.

Miraculously, that windshield held, in spite of foolish choices borne out of vulnerability. The pieces mended together, ever so slowly it seemed, as I climbed out of the pit of despair and learned to love myself again.

Finally, when the time was right, my soulmate found me. He was my first love who I had not seen or heard from in 39 years. It took that much time for us to learn what we needed to learn to be ready to walk through life together again.

My soulmate is now my partner. He wholeheartedly supports my goals to return to gifts of creativity, so that at the age of 60, I prepare for a leap of faith to embark on a new adventure. This is the beginning of aligning with my true nature and a return to my  true self.

We never know what surprises are waiting for us – what blessings are being planned for when we are ready!

May we receive blessings in abundance!

This post was inspired by “Sophia’s Children” hosting a Blog Blesstival for the new year. You can find the details here:


Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

16 thoughts on “#Blesstival Offering: My Soulmate Story

  1. This is so beautiful Joanna …thank you for sharing your bright light on this morning of a grey blizzard outside my window …love , megxxx

  2. Reblogged this on Loving Me, Too and commented:

    Never give up hope!

  3. This is so lovely, JoAnna, and I most definitely resonate with what you’re sharing … I’ll welcome my soul mate! Many thanks for adding this beautiful musing to the Blesstival wave! Love, Jamie

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  5. I’m so glad that you decided to join in the #Blesstival wave, JoAnna!

  6. This was so beautiful to read! “We never know what surprises are waiting for us – what blessings are being planned for when we are ready!” ❤

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  8. Thanks, Mary Lou! And thanks for following along!

  9. Beautiful story…I love happy endings!

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