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.