I have been a single mom since my daughter was 3 months old. I found out about her father's drug and alcohol problem a few months into our relationship. He said he wanted help to get better and I did everything I could to help. Things didn't get better, it got worse.
By the time I had enough, I found out that I was 4 months pregnant. I didn't want my child to grow up without a father to I sucked it up and did the best that I could.
We got evicted from our apartment when I was 8 months pregnant. My parents helped us get a place here in Cape Coral. Things got better for a little bit. My daughter was born and things started getting bad again. He got back into drugs and alcohol.
I left my daughter with him for 2 hours, came home to find him high on something and strangers in my home with my daughter screaming her head of In the next room.
I packed up everything he had and kicked him out. Changed the locks and started trying to put my life back in order.
AMHH has helped me so much in the time that I've been a member. There is such support and love within the group. It doesn't matter what you need or say, the members are always there to help as much as they can.
I've been able to share things with the group that I don't even feel comfortable sharing with ny own family. There is no judgements, just love and support. I'm so thankful and grateful for this amazing group of ladies...my extended family.
The truth is, people will always have something to say. We are always viewed by people around us. Who planned to be a single mom, any way? All of us want to have a complete family. But there are instances wherein a woman need to stand up for herself and her kids so she could continue with her life, even without a man on her side. it wasn't planned; but it could be a blessing in disguise for women who chose to stand alone for their kids!
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