Friday, June 10, 2011

Broken Home

I'm heartbroken to announce, on June 8th, the judge signed my divorce papers. Me and my Mota's 19 year relationship...5 years dating and 14 years of marriage is officially over. It was completely unexpected on my part and happened very quickly. Only 6 1/2 weeks from the moment I found out till the divorce was granted.

Mota came home from a month long string of vacations he'd taken and told me to draw up the paperwork on Saturday, April 23rd. It was signed and to the courthouse by Wednesday, April 27th. I won't go into the why's because this is a family blog and also, it was only meant to contain happy memories. However, this unexpected and devastating blow has made such drastic changes to our family I felt I needed to include it.

Me and my little Mota munchkins will be leaving just about everything but our personal items behind and will be moving to my parents sometime during the next week. I'll start school in the fall with the goal of finally finishing my teaching degree. Mota will stay in his home and continue to run his business.

Despite all of the pain we're feeling it's my goal to make this the "summer of fun" for my kiddos. I plan to do things we've never been able to do, like go swimming, visit the zoo, and have lazy day picnics in the park. Now that I no longer have the responsibility of the business I'll be able to spend oodles of time with my little ones. So be prepared to see tons of giggles and smiles through the coming months.

To those of you who are shocked and didn't know before this blog entry I'd like to apologize. Honestly, there just wasn't time and we're as stunned as you. This really did happen so quickly (a matter of weeks) and was such a complete shock to me and my kiddos that we still haven't had a moment to breath and take it all in. I am out of my coma like state and am functioning now, but I'm still in a complete daze trying to figure out how 19 years with my Mota literally ended over night without any warning.

I'd like to give a HUGE thanks to those family and friends who happened to stop by and learn of the situation surrounding this devastating news and who have been there for us over the last few weeks as I've been forced into making the decision of what environment would be best for us to safely heal. A BIG thanks to those of you who were there to wipe our tears and feel our anger and grief, for your hugs and temple visits, dinners and cleaning my home, your listening ears and staying up all hours with me, financial support, gifts and supplies, your overwhelming love and support and for watching and loving my children like your own. And above all thank you for all of the prayers on our behalf. It'll be hard, but us Mota's are strong and we'll make it through could we not? We have such amazing support and endless love surrounding us. Again, thank you with all of my heart.


  1. Jenn, you are the most amazing person I know. Keep your chin up, and know that you are a beautiful person inside and out! If you EVER need anything, don't be afraid to ask!

  2. I'm truly sorry to hear about this and hope that both of your wounds will heal sooner than you expect. Good luck with the move and school.