Me and my ex husband got married when I was 20, 9 months later had a baby girl who was a miracle since the drs told me I would never be able to have kids. But after we prayed 4 kids later it was truly a blessing . But over the 6 years we were married he hit me and abused me physically and mentally and emotionally bad. He had 3 kids during our marriage also.
I finally decided I couldn't stay just for the kids cause as they grow up it wouldnt be healthy for them to live in a unhappy and unstable house with both parents rather than a happy home with just mom. My kids haven't seen their dad in over 4 years he calls once every three months. My oldest daughter who is 10 has been realizing alot and been very sad. Talking to the school counselor crying drawing pics of how she feels .. Which by the way is very heartbreaking..
I have been taking care of my kids physically financially and emotionally by myself for over 5 years its hard at times but I wouldn't trade it for anything. I work 6 days a week and sometimes have to sacrifice time with my kids to make money to make sure we have what we need ... Maybe this story will enspire some. God deff takes care of us..my blessings
It’s a label no one ever dreams of wearing: SINGLE MOM. It’s a life-taking, heart breaking, havoc-wrecking, poverty-threatening, want to scream at the top of your lungs, wish you could make the world understand kind of reality for many moms. How can you possibly help you wonder? One of the easiest and most helpful ways to contribute to local single moms is through our bare necessities program.The bare necessities program provides moms with items typically used in the home daily that they simply cannot due without. The tube of toothpaste you donate is the reason a little boy goes to school and has the confidence to smile. A bottle of donated shampoo was used by a single mother to wash her daughter’s hair at bath time, instead of it being rinsed with just water, leaving it oily and dirty. The deodorant was used directly by a single mom. She had an interview today and thanks to the generosity of donators she had the skills and professional appearance that landed her a new job opportunity that is going to benefit her family greatly!! The donated laundry detergent was used to wash all the families clothing. Not having to purchase the item meant that the single mother could afford another package of meat for a dinner meal this week and everyone would still have clean clothing. The box of donated tissues is used to wipe the nose of a little one with a cold as well as the single mother's eyes at the end of the night as she cries happy tears knowing she made it through another day. Picking up an extra item or two here and there while you are at the store doesn’t hit the pocketbook to hard. However, the items donated mean the world to a single mother and her family. Sometimes it truly is the little things. Thank you in advance for all you do as we help these moms throughout their journey, you are appreciated!
I've never wanted my children to be labeled as one of "those kids", you know the kids of a single mom who constantly struggles. They are amazing kids, who in my eyes deserve the world and I never want to place them in the lime light with all the stigma. Sure we struggle, but who doesn't? We struggle together, as a family, just the 3 of us, often in silence. The love and compassion that my children have developed over the years is amazing for their ages, I attribute a lot of it to our struggles.