One Year Later One year ago this week I turned full force into the reality of being a single Mom- giving up on restoration and moving toward creating a new family from the ashes.
The road has been long and rocky. My heart feels numb, weary from it all. For the first time in my life I look forward in anticipation at nothing. For as long as I can remember, whether blissfully happy or in a rough spot, there was always the anticipation of something coming. Maybe it was as simple as a vacation, or as wonderful as the birth of a child. Even
My family knows first hand what a huge difference community can make when life is tough. Last Christmas, I warned my children that things would be different. Christmas would be smaller than usual. At the time, they were going through so much that my statement barely registered. Celebrating was the last thing any of us wanted to do. But then, at a Christmas party (which I thought was just a Sunday
Last fall, with the holiday season looming, I looked forward to a time when the last holiday memories would be from our ‘new life’. I hoped the holidays of 2015 would be easier. For the kids at least this October and Halloween, were easier- even good! It may have been harder for me- but as long as they are thriving I’m happy enough. This month we enjoyed both old and new(er) pumpkin
Have you heard the song, Blessings, on the radio? You know, the one that goes: …We pray for Your mighty hand to ease our suffering And all the while, You hear each spoken need Yet love is way too much to give us lesser things ‘Cause what if your blessings come through rain drops What if Your healing comes through tears What if a thousand sleepless nights are what it
It’s just unfathomable that I am here, single, on my 14th anniversary. But, I guess no one goes into marriage expecting to fail. What would I tell that young woman about what she would face? Would I tell her to run? Probably. I know that without my marriage I wouldn’t be blessed with this beautiful crew- but I also wouldn’t be a single mom. And I wouldn’t have children facing