Every once in a while I am faced with 'tests' and I know that my Lord is trying to talk to me and keep telling me that I am a strong person. I know that my faith in Him is what keeps me going. I also know that many people are weaker than some and feel like they just can't do it without someone's help other than the Lord's or they just refuse to believe in Him.
Believe me there were times that it seemed easier to just turn to crime and take the easy road and risk getting locked up just to try and make it in this world. I have faced all types of sins as we all do but being a single mom and sometimes not knowing if you're going to be able to make it to your next paycheck or if you're baby gets sick if you're going to be able to take them to the doctor, there were times that it just seemed easier to go down the wrong path.
When I left my husband i truly believe that if it hadn't been for his last words to me "You'll never make it without me" I probably would have given up a long time ago. I was determined to show him that I could and would make it without him. But those words stuck with me all these years. I'm not the perfect mom but I know that my kids were not going to be without. I've had my ups and downs and I've had 10 times more downs then up, but I kept my faith in Him. I can not give enough thanks to my Lord so I make sure that I complete a good deed day in day out. That's the only way I know to repay all He has done for me and mine.
The reason i share this is because I received a call this morning from a long time friend of mine from the internet, her daughter (20 yrs old) became a single mom about 3 years ago, she refused to be abused as I did and about a year ago the daughter had somewhat of a breakdown from the effects of being a single mom with no support, her mother is on disability so very limited help there. Well, the daughter decided to turn to crime, drugs, alcohol. She was found dead this morning from an overdose.
If you know of any single mom or dad, just show them that you are there even if it's just an ear for them to vent, or to help them keep that faith. Reassure them that they are not alone in this world.