When I read the newspaper or catch the news about the economic situation, it saddens me to know single mother’s are hurting so badly. Not enough money to buy groceries, and if there is, maybe there aren’t enough fruits and vegetables in your basket, because the prices are so high. I think about what you are going through: How do I pay this bill or that one?
It is never an easy road, raising a child by yourself. You might see other moms at school functions and wonder, “I wish my life was like theirs.” That’s when you have to look at your child and think, but this is what is most important. All your lessons in life get passed down to him or her.
As a single mom, the mantra seems to be, “if it isn’t one thing, it’s another.” Take some comfort in knowing these troubled days are now shared by thousands of families, many who have both mother and father intact. Times are tough, money is scarce, frustrations are mounting, but life will go on.
Did your child have dinner tonight? Is your child sleeping in their own bed? Are you able to keep your water and lights on? Does your family have clean clothes to wear? Maybe this sounds too simplistic, but if you have these things, then you are way ahead of many others whom do not. Stay grateful for it truly feeds the soul. Stay appreciative, for it truly feeds the heart. Stay loving, for these troubled days will surely end, and your role as a wonderful mother will live on and on, forever.
Article by Laurie Cesario-Overton