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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

To the Single Mom...

It's been a while since I've written, but today I felt compelled to write a note to the Single Moms out there.  With Mother's Day behind us, I want to encourage you ladies.  I know Mother's Day can be difficult for all sorts of different reasons, but this is one that is near and dear to my heart.  You see, I was a single mom for 5 years before Adam and I got married.  Those years were some of the hardest of my life, but I truly believe God shaped me during that time in ways I didn't know were possible.
I want you to know that I see you, and I understand how you feel.  I know what it's like to struggle to make ends meet.  To feel like you're always the bad guy.  To wonder if you're messing it all up.  Trust that Jesus sees you, and he knew you could do this job, that's why he gave it to you.  He could've chosen anyone for this assignment, but he picked you. 
 
When the days are long and there's no one there to help, Jesus has a plan for you.  When there are more bills than money, Jesus is there.  When your baby does something amazing and you want to share it with someone, tell Jesus, he's listening!
 
Don't give up because that sweet child is counting on you, and believe it or not, they think you are amazing.  Because you are.
 
I wish I could promise you that your story will turn out like mine and a wonderful man will come along and pursue your heart and treat your child as if she were his own, but I can't.  What I can promise you, is that Jesus loves you and he only gives good gifts to his children.  He has good in store for you Mama!  He love you Mama!  So snuggle that babe a little tighter tonight and know that someone knows where you are, and is standing on the other side cheering you on.  You can do it Mama!

2 comments:

Shades of Blu said...

It's been really hard lately. I needed this. Thank you, as I wipe my tears and I look up and say thank you too.

Carlos Strey said...

People find the source of their strength in different ways and from different places. That is why Mother's Day should be a salute to all the mothers out there, regardless of the terms of their domestic life. But there are burdens that are unique to single parenting, which is why we must do what we must not only to acknowledge the single mothers, but also in order to support them – especially those who are in direst need.

Carlos Strey @ The Bridge Across