Before I type anything else I want to say, please respect our grieving and the process during this time. We love sharing our lives with you but this isn't something we ever expected to have to say.
Because we've been so open with everything else, there's no real way around announcing it: we are getting a divorce. We have come to the mutual decision that this is in everyone's best interest in order for a healthy, happy life. After 9 years, we've each done a lot of growing in different directions. We are still friends and plan to keep it that way.
Yes, we love each other very much. Yes, this is the most difficult thing we've ever had to do. Yes, it's the right decision. Yes, it's final. Rachel is back in Missouri and the girls and I are staying in Arizona. Rachel still plans to keep in touch with the girls. She will always be their momma, and still loves them more than anything in the world.
We have MANY mutual friends. Please do not feel like you should “choose sides”. We have no intention of having any negativity or drama surrounding this event or our lives. We would like to keep this situation as private as possible moving forward. Your support is appreciated.