It’s been over 4 years since I was handed the 4 page document, titled Brandy’s 2 choices, with a 24 hour deadline from my husband at the time. I was a full time stay at home mama to three little people (1 year old twins and and a 4yr old). We were a busy family, living life and going on adventures!
I’m still approached regularly from friends and colleagues about my situation as a single mom. “What happened” to your family is the most common question. Sometimes, it’s at work, sometimes yoga and often in the presence of my three little kids. In an effort to protect my kids from potentally inappropriate conversations, I decided to share “what happened.”
My truest intention of this blog post is to be honest and forthwright and explain how I became a single mom to one year old twins and a four year old almost overnight. Regardless of how it happened, I’m eternally grateful for my three amazing kids and the role that their dad played in creating them.
It was Saturday, December 28th 2013 around 4:30pm. I had returned to work a few weeks prior and was meeting the kid’s dad for a Starbucks coffee date. After grabbing my drink, I sat down at a table and was handed the 4 page document below. With a straight face and zero emotion, the kid’s dad asked if I had any questions. No, no questions was my only response…
Just to clarify, the kids’ dad and I already had an ironclad prenuptial aggreement and were actively in marriage counseling.
I believe the rest of the document speaks for itself.
**I was encouraged and have written permission to post the document below from the author.
**The question I ask is why the 3rd choice wasn’t listed? The 3rd choice is my current reality called heavy litigation for 4 plus years. ..With a document this detailed and thorough, one would think that all “3 choices” would have been listed.