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Forever grateful

I’m a single mom of 4. My ex decided that kids wasn’t a thing for him and, decided to up and leave. Left me with nothing, but $150 in my bank account, and the clothes on our back. I can still recall that day like it was yesterday. A constant nightmare, or reminder of a painful moment.

Now, your probably thinking I’m here looking for handouts and stuff. Quite the opposite actually. That was me 8 years ago.

Today, my youngest will graduate from Highschool and my two eldest from University.

Had the odds stacked against me. No education other then highschool. No job , from being a stay at home parent and obviously no money. My first week was pretty grim and depressing. So, I decided to fix it. Find a way to solve the problem and move forward. Feeling bad for myself isn’t a option. Didn’t need my kids watching my crumble. Not saying the struggle wasn’t real or hard. It was extremely hard. Working full time and taking online courses at night. I managed to still be a mother to my kids and obtained a Bachelor’s of Business degree. My kids are my even thing. My kids are striving, I told them if mom can do it. You can excell well in this world as long as you try.

The point of the story, is there alot of “me’s” out there. Not just Moms but, Dads as well. Your not alone, I suggest to everyone to move forward with your life. Look at it as, my ex or hardships will not define my life. You matter and so does your kids.

Currently I’m in the process, with one of my kids to start up a center for people who just need help. For, back in the day, I attended a woman’s group and Mrs. Shirely Graham, the lady running the group told me, you have one life to live, so live it. With her help and guidance, i’m where I am today. I always, vowed , i would pay forward the kindness that women had for me and the others in that group. Never knew what happened to her but, if she is reading this. My words could never express my gratitude I will forever have for you. You came into my life for a reason and with you, I have became the best person I could be. Thank you so much.

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  1. That’s a very inspiring story, good on you! Also, it’s ‘you’re’.

  2. Nona Al Nona Al says:

    im in the same situation. I dropped out of school as a teenager because I was pregnant. Few years later, my ex left me w two kids all on my own. BUT, I went back to school got a diploma, graduated from university, with exceptional marks, and I’m still not done!

  3. I would love to know the name of the Center to pass along to some of my friends who would use it!
    I myself have used a lot of programs to help me get through some tough situations so I commend you on this!
    Very powerful story and it gave me goose bumps!

  4. Yeah great to hear! Women empowering Women! I love it!!! Congratulations! Well done!

  5. Great post, I e always said in life sometimes you just have to figure it out! Way to go mom

  6. Very inspiring. You are a blessing to your children, and so are your children are a blessing to you.

  7. What a wonderful positive post. Many of us have had to overcome awful situations and succeed. Hopefully your post gives strength to others. Thank you for paying it forward ❤️❤️❤️

  8. Tara Oxner Tara Oxner says:

    Thank you. Need to keep hearing stuff like this to help me keep going and that I am strong too. Just need to re-find it

  9. Sharon Swan Sharon Swan says:

    what an awesome testimony … well done .. you are a light to all those other single moms …

  10. Love ! this post made my day! Be proud of all you have accomplished!! Great Job♥️

  11. What wonderful inspiration for many out there !

  12. Congratulations! Awesome job mama. A true inspiration to all single parents. Such a positive post

  13. Pat Scott Pat Scott says:

    Wow such a strong person you are will certainly share this it proves we can all rise above with a little help and a will to do better.

  14. This is what happens when you stop being a victim and take control of your own life. Good for you!

  15. Kudos to you for being a strong person, not only for yourself but your children.

  16. Mark Lee Mark Lee says:

    Great post! Congrats on what you have and will achieve in life. Shout out needs more posts like these (y)

  17. You Lady are Amazing!!! Live or lay down and die. You chose to live!!

  18. Thank you. Words everyone needs to hear some days!

  19. You are amazing! And so are your kids, keep going!!

  20. Love this story, kinda like mine, we must move on. I always told my kids no matter how bad we have it there are people going through worse.

  21. Josh Bauer Josh Bauer says:

    Your story just screams find a gf Josh, And two… you had dream killers. Not making a great case for finding or being a relationship LOL

  22. Good for you. I have been in kind of the same situation and I know exactly how hard it is. So proud of you!!!

  23. Vera Milo Vera Milo says:

    This is definitely inspirational ❤️

  24. Lyn Hessels Lyn Hessels says:

    Love your post. You chose not to stay angry and to use that negative energy that comes from separation or divorce to learn what you DIDN’T want to carry forever from your experience. Many people wallow in self pity and never move on. Good on you for being strong.

  25. Stacy Cripps Stacy Cripps says:

    I’m a single mom of 4. I’m doing it on my own. You are an inspiration.

  26. Tara Boucher Tara Boucher says:

    Congrats! Good for you:) Great to hear of people who rise above and make it work:) I’d love to hear about your center for people who need help.

  27. That is so wonderful to hear. My kids were older when I left but I am proud to say I made it. I’m 55 now and retired due to disabilities. If you would like a volunteer to help you with your new endeavor, please PM me I would love to see if I can help.

  28. Beautiful post. Best mom ever and your children must be so proud of your accomplishments. I’m glad you had such an inspirational person in your life to help guide you and get you on the right path.

  29. Samie Dawn Samie Dawn says:

    I don’t know you, but wanted to say IM FUCKING PROUD OF YOU MOM!!!!!!

  30. These are my favorite posts of all. A shining light for others who ,ya be struggling. Congratulations OP!

  31. Julia Bryce Julia Bryce says:

    What a wonderful post! Thank you.

  32. Carly Anne Carly Anne says:

    You are a gift to many. I too had a hard time and persevered. My hats off to you.

  33. Mike Annand Mike Annand says:

    Thought this post was going to end with a World Financial Group or Avon pitch….great job 🙂

  34. What an amazing post!! Something so positive for once <3 Thank you for being so inspiring and strong and proving being a single parent can make or break you and you are amazing!!

  35. Love this and congratulations mama !❤️

  36. I really needed to read this today. Thank you!

  37. Dana McVey Dana McVey says:

    Mom’s r great! My Mom was in a situation just like you except we immigrated to Canada a couple of years before my Dad left. She had no support system except three girls under 10 years old. Other than living on powdered milk and KD for a few years she managed. My Mother had a High IQ and I imagine if she had been born in 1980″s she would be President of the United States of American today, hey anything is possible when you are a great MOM!, lol.

  38. What a great post to wake up to! Thank you! 😀

  39. Jenn Knowles Jenn Knowles says:

    Thank you!!!!!
    ‘We got this’!!!!!
    I’m walking the walk you took. I’m thriving and so are my kiddos. I’m thriving cause my kids were my everything too and no way was I going to let him hold us back from life!!
    Way to go!!

  40. Tara Oxner Tara Oxner says:

    Thank you. Need to keep hearing stuff like this to help me keep going and that I am strong too. Just need to re-find it

  41. Gayle Holtz Gayle Holtz says:

    Thank you for sharing

  42. It’s good to have a strong back!

  43. Wow. Good for you. I have been in the same boat. It is not easy. But like you said don’t let the past define you. Use it as a teaching tool and move on. I like to use the Phoenix rising above the ashes as a metaphor it’s not easy but it can be done

  44. Wow! Good for you! You’re such a shining example for your kids, as well as for anyone in a similar situation. GO MAMA!! ❤️❤️

  45. You just inspired someone! Probably many ‘someone’s’!

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