I have been a single mom for over 5 years now. When my ex left us for another woman, I didn’t know how I was going to survive let alone thrive. Would my children grow up to meet at the statistics of so many other kids raised with out a dad in the home? Could I really do it alone?
I will tell you 5 years later I am in fact thriving. Is it easy? No. It’s a choice. Daily. The last 5 years have been tough but the fact that I have chosen to place my trust in God has carried me through every storm I have faced.
I made the immediate choice to get plugged into a church that would support my family and I can honestly say my church, Destiny Christian Church, has gone above and beyond. They have held my hand or hugged me when I felt overwhelmed. They have come around my children with a fierce protection. My children know if they need someone to talk to there is a list on people who would be happy to meet with them. This connection has honestly been one of the biggest ways I have been able to thrive. My church community. If you don’t have a church home I would encourage you to find one and get involved, get your kids plugged in.
My relationship with God though, is what has carried me. Knowing I was not alone, that He was always there with me. That He loves me unconditionally, so I don’t have to do anything to earn it and I can’t do anything to lose it. When you confidence is shattered this is sustaining. Spending time daily in Gods presence, through prayer and studying His Word, has given me the strength to be the single mom that I am today.