My story begins almost 7 years ago. At that time I was looking for a new adventure, and just before I knew it, I was already living in one. I didn't know, that it would change the course of my life forever. It wasn't the first time that I was going abroad for an adventure. I decided to move to … [Read more...]
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My name is Nicole, I am a single mom of 3 children ages 14, 11, and 9. I have had quite the struggle since 2011. For ten years I had been in a severely abusive relationship with an alcoholic who was physically, mentally and verbally abusive father of my children. The last straw was when my kids' … [Read more...]
Our Christmas cheer vanished like a dream on awakening. Even as I turned the frigid doorknob I could see Jake in the dark, fingering the piece of yellow tape--crime scene tape?-- tied to the tree next to our front door. My weariness in making it home after the long drive up north for our annual … [Read more...]
I was thirty-two in the summer of 2011, and my life was finally beginning to look like something that made sense. It was me and my two girls, Lily, age nine, and Grace, age six. Their Dad and I had separated about four years prior. While still young, they weren't babies anymore, and their busier … [Read more...]
My favorite hat to wear is the one that consists of being a 30 year old single mom of an amazing 4 month old baby boy, Kaden. I must say that it takes a special person to be a mother! I'm so grateful that God trusted me to take care of this little guy! As mothers, we often dream of the "perfect" … [Read more...]
I got married in August, 1993. I was married for about four years. Eventually it got to a point where all my husband and I did was argue and it was obvious to both of us that the love we had was gone. We were hiding things from each other, we were barely speaking to each other, and there was even an … [Read more...]
The Mom Song Words and music by Jamison J. Statema and Julie Statema by/with the GoFishGuy VERSE 1 If you have a stroller But you’re still a rock and roller You’re a mom If you’re tired of doing dishes And you know who Elmo’s fish is You’re a mom If you have a lot of fun But your … [Read more...]
I once read “Grasp the possibilities of radical!” I was intrigued by this powerful statement. The author continued to say "His radical for you … is just for you. Are you fearless enough to get out of the boat?" This reference is of Mathew 14: 22-31, where Jesus commands Peter to get out of the … [Read more...]
It is the 3rd of September 2009, my first son Camal is fourteen in four days time, my middle daughter Mina is now eleven and starts high school tomorrow. Me. I am just mum, the runner, the baker, the 'pick up the socks caretaker'. I have a little one too, six years old, the family star Jenna; her … [Read more...]
As I sat across the conference table from the Regional Marketing Director, it was all I could do to maintain my composure. “Debbie,” Mr. Scott said in a condescending tone, “your numbers are down significantly this quarter, and compared to last year’s figures, you will need a substantial turn … [Read more...]