Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Wayne Watson's open letter

I just found an open letter from Wayne Watson published on his website.
The letter discloses his recent divorce from his wife.
This is a very difficult letter to write. For the past few years, being off the day-to-day radar of the music industry, as we know it, it’s become easy for me to think my life holds interest only to close friends and family.
But, this is a different day - a new season. God is opening doors again and with that comes the responsibility of greater accountability to those who have been gracious enough to show renewed interest in my life and the music that comes from it.
As painful as this is to tell you, I want you to be aware that Lynn and I separated in April of ‘05 after 31 years of marriage. The divorce was finalized in November - almost a year ago now. It was not impulsive and was not a quick exit for someone or something else. It was an agonizing decision. The problems were long standing. After counseling and a lot of soul searching, I can only say that our marriage became impossible to live out together day by day. Between God and me, regarding all that has taken place, I am at peace.
I met Wayne in the Spring of 2003 at UMHB and he has a true heart of a minister and of God. I won't even begin to speculate on what may have happened here, but I only hope the church can gather around two wounded souls and give them the support they need.

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