A mum was so happy to receive her divorce papers that she cradled them like a baby in a post celebrating her ‘beautiful, healthy, newborn freedom’. 42-year-old Carrissa Le Pinnet said she’d ‘never felt a love like it’ when she opened her divorce confirmation letter.
She decided to celebrate her happiness in a public announcement.
The mum-of-three announced her Decree Absolute in a pink-lined hand towel as if it was a newborn baby, and even weighed it on her kitchen scales.
Carrissa, from Warrington, Cheshire, wrote:
‘Myself & my Dignity would like to announce to the world, our beautiful, healthy, newborn Freedom.
‘Opened today at 11am, weighing 0.40lb I can honestly say I’ve never felt a love like it. ‘Welcome my beautiful lil Princess Le Pinnet. ‘I promise to always love you and take care of you & be my own damn light. No matter how dark it gets. I’m so in love.’
Carrissa, who was married for five years but with her ex for 15 years in total, said she wanted to see the bright side of things. She explained:
‘You’ve got to find your own funny. I’ve seen loads of people lately having babies and getting engaged and being happy. ‘I just thought, I am happy, and I don’t want to slag him off. It’s done and it’s in the past now.
The divorce is like a baby. I’ve got my baby. I just thought it would be funny if I put it on [in the same way]. ‘When I first opened it, I just felt relief, and was kind of sad.
It was a big chunk of my life – it was 15 years. It’s a big chunk of your life so I just felt a little bit reflective. ‘I’m glad it’s over, but it was sad to think more ‘what could have been’ rather than what actually happened.
‘I got a bit whimsical. Thinking to myself, oh well, things could have been different. ‘I wouldn’t bother putting a long depressing one on because I want mine to be upbeat and funny. So it had to fit in with the rest of it.’
Carrissa said she named her divorce baby Princess because she had ‘never been called Princess’ before.
After separating from her ex seven years ago, Carrissa’s house was repossessed and she spent 18 months battling breast cancer. But now that she is healthy and legally single she hopes to start a new stage in her life and go back to college.
When we separated the house got repossessed, I got put into emergency accommodation with the kids, and I got diagnosed with breast cancer. ‘Then I went through 18 months of treatment, so it’s taken me about six or seven years to actually apply for the divorce and another nine months to have it finalised. ‘Everyone else is starting something, and so am I. I don’t know what I want to do next.
Culled from Metro UK