On this last day of 2020, I’m taking the time to reflect on the lessons and growth I’ve experienced this year. The last few years have been the most trying of my life and I was intentional this year about healing from the pain. My goal next year is to become transparent about what I have been through and invite you into my healing journey.
The stories we have shared on TWSC have been a huge blessing to me and I have drawn strength from the courageous women who have shared their experiences to help others.
As we wrap up the year, I want to share with you the 2 most-read stories on our website this year. First, I want to stress that every story we publish is valuable and we don’t rate stories based on any other factors aside from the readers’ response.
With that said, here we go:
#2 – Overcoming Heartbreak and Depression: Tariro’s Story
The second most-read story of 2020 was one about a woman who found herself rebuilding her life after her marriage fell apart. She went through depression and struggled to find her footing. Her name is Tariro Chasi.
After taking the time to focus on her healing, she bounced back stronger and began to speak openly about her depression.
What stands out a lot to me about her story is her willingness to admit her mistakes. That’s the best place you can be when you are striving to become a better version of yourself.
Find out why so many readers gravitated to Tariro’s story by reading it below:
#1 – From Single Mother to Newlywed: How God Gave Me the Courage to Love Again
I remember connecting with Celine back in 2018 when I interviewed her for a feature story on TWSC. I loved her transparency as she shared the most gruesome parts of her story. As I got to know her more and more, my admiration deepened.
Then, I was privileged to meet her in June 2019 at the Shero Runway Empowerment Conference in Nairobi, Kenya. I asked Celine to be part of the conference and meeting her in person was a special moment for me.
We’ve kept in touch and she has even written a number of articles on TWSC sharing her healing journey. Late last year she informed me that she was getting married. Knowing her story and just how far she’s come, I couldn’t have been happier for her.
I asked her to share her love story and she was gracious enough to take the time to put her emotions onto a page once more.
Celine story is an encouragement to every single mother out there. God knows the pain that you’ve been through and he knows the desires of your heart. Trust him to bring the right people into your life. Just because you’ve been hurt before or have children does not mean that you’ll never enjoy companionship in a marriage again.
I hope you are encouraged by Celine’s story:
Vimbai E. is a writer, journalist, ghostwriter and the founder of The Weight She Carries. With hundreds of articles publishing online, in print and for broadcast, her love of language and storytelling shines through every piece of writing that bears her name.