I happened upon a blog by another single mom yesterday. She mentioned that no one should ever have to be a single mom and how impossible of a job it is. I was struck by the hopelessness I read between the lines.
So, this is for all the single moms out there who are in a place of despair and sadness.
I know it’s hard. I know it’s exhausting. And I know that this is not what most of us had planned. Yes, some days I would love to have a partner. A husband who loves me and my daughter, someone to help provide, someone to give me a break now and then. Someone to share all the joys of parenting with.
But I asked God to be my partner. I ask Him for wisdom to parent well. I ask for His grace to cover all of my shortcomings. And it does. He knows me completely and loves me anyway. He knows my daughter completely and loves her anyway. He has a great plan for us that will not be thwarted by the hard things in this world. And He stands up for us and our kids.
Sing to God, sing in praise of his name,
extol him who rides on the clouds;
rejoice before him—his name is the Lord.
A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows,
is God in his holy dwelling.
God sets the lonely in families,
he leads out the prisoners with singing
So hang in there! You can do this. With God’s help, you can do anything He asks you to do. These kiddos need you love them through it all. They need to see you turning to God for help. And how amazing it will be if they can watch God answer prayers early in their lives. What a lesson in trust and faith that will be.
I’ll be right here, cheering you on.