To inspire and encourage other single mothers by sharing my life lessons and biblical principles that have inspired and encouraged me to become a better person and ultimately a better parent.
The great poet Maya Angelou once said, “When you learn….teach.” For the past 18 years, I have been learning how to be a better parent. More importantly, I have been learning how to embrace being a single parent in a society where all odds are against me. My hope is that this blog will become a platform for me to teach others what I have learned and continue to learn along the way.
On June 12, 2011, as I watched my oldest son walk into his high school graduation ceremony to the tune of Pomp and Circumstance, God revealed something to me. When he entered the stadium with a bright smile, proudly donning his cap and gown, I began to shed tears of joy while reminiscing about all the years gone by, from the first time I held him in my arms, to watching him play little league sports, to the day he got his Driver’s License.
In the days leading to his graduation, I received many compliments and congratulations for a job well done as a single mother. However, as he passed the row of seats making his way to his own, I realized that I could not take credit for this milestone alone. Sure his father was in attendance celebrating this joyous occasion with us and definitely played a part over the years. But as I thought about the many ups and downs that we had overcome I became overwhelmed with an immense feeling of gratitude and had the revelation that it was God that ultimately saw us through. It was His grace and mercy that made this special moment and significant accomplishment a reality.
As my son crossed the stage to accept his diploma God spoke to me. I heard Him say in a soft sweet voice, “You may be single, but you are not alone. I have been by your side the entire time, co-parenting with you. Now I want you to use your journey as a testimony to let other single mothers know that they too are not alone.” It was in that moment that the vision for, Single Though Not Alone; Co-Parenting with Christ was conceived.
Though my oldest son, Kameron is 18 years-old, in college and living on his own, my assignment as his parent is far from over. My role has changed in many ways, now I provide support and guidance as he transitions into young adulthood. My parenting journey continues as my primary focus shifts to my 11 year-old son Kristian who is now in middle school and being prepared for his very own growing pains. With a young adult child and a pre-teen, I actually need to rely on God more now, than I ever have before.
Just remember, we may be single, but we are definitely not alone. He will never leave us or forsake us, and He will give us exactly what we need, exactly when we need it to complete the assignment and purpose for which He has called us.
Embrace and enjoy the journey…..