Don't let fear rob you of opportunity

I had prayed over a year for a more spiritual understanding of companionship. Then, quite unexpectedly, I met a fine man with three wonderful kids. Later, we decided to be married.

At first I felt very peaceful about this decision and quite excited about moving to a new city, becoming a wife, a first-time parent, gaining in-laws, and making new friends. But one day I awoke to a smothering sense of fear. Fears about the marriage ending in divorce, the challenges of stepparenting, and dealing with change filled my every thought.

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Dear Sentinel,
August 18, 1997
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