What little innocence I had is now gone. I can’t believe that I actually believed that there were still people in this world that were infallible, above the sexual temptations of this world. That there were people that still believed in marriage, monogamy and integrity. I guess even the best of us waver at times though. Personally I’ve wavered more times than I can remember.
One of my favorite quotes is from Mae West. “I used to be snow white, but then I drifted.” It’s so true. Technically, I was an adulterer. Even though I waited until after I left my first husband, technically we were still married. The second time was right before the end of the marriage and I suspected he was cheating. I had found a profile that he had posted on an adult dating website looking for some one on one “fun.” Even though I never found out for sure whether or not he had actually cheated, I took that as all the proof I needed. After that I think I just gave up and my wedding vows sort of lost all meaning.
The whole point of this is that someone that I thought was a saint in the fidelity department is actually human just like the rest of us. At first I wanted to judge, but being the good little church girl, I remembered that verse, Matthew 7:1, “Do not judge, or you too will be judged.” So even though I’m still in shock and a little heart-broken, I’ll do my best not to judge.
Welcome to my blog, “Confessions of a Preacher’s Daughter.” I’ve been trying to decide whether or not I should identify myself, and after giving it a lot of thought I decided not to. Why? Because many of the things that I have done and probably will do in the future are not something that I want my family to know about, out of respect for them and also so that I can avoid any unwanted lectures or personal sermons. Also, I want to be able to be completely honest, and in order to feel free to do so, I require anonymity. So, from this point on you can just call me Ginger.
A little about me. I’m a 35 year old preacher’s daughter and I am from the South, but I’m not your stereotypical southern belle or redneck. I’m a self-proclaimed geek, and I just found a long white hair on my shirt. I loathe getting older. Anyway, I love my family and friends. I believe that even though I may not always agree with my family, I still respect them and their beliefs and they keep me grounded no matter what path I choose.
I enjoy traveling. I’ve lived in several states and enjoyed my time in each. The people that I have met along the way have helped me learn, grow and open my eyes to what is possible.
I hope that through my writings I can share my story and feelings and views on life. Who knows. Maybe along the way I can also help to change someone’s life for the better. Maybe even my own.