There are some of you out there, right now, who feel you cannot go on. You have done all you know how to do. You have pressed, pulled, pushed, cried, screamed, and prayed, and it just hasn’t seemed like enough.
Some of you cannot believe you are here. You never planned it this way. It didn’t seem like life’s path for you, but nevertheless, here you are.
Others of you cannot believe you are still here. You’ve been a single mom for far longer than you wanted to be and are simply sick and tired of being alone.
Listen to me, mom. Here is what I know for sure.
You may be beat down, but you aren’t conquered.
You may be weary, but you are not finished.
You will make it through. You will.
When I was a young single mom with toddlers pulling at my pant leg, life was a blur. It was busy, exhausting, and overwhelming. I cried more than I slept. I feared more than I prayed. I didn’t think anyone understood and I was certain that my children’s lives were ruined and they wouldn’t turn out okay.
Many years later, I am on the other side of parenting, as those toddlers are now young adults. And I can tell you with certainty that you will be okay, and so will your children.
Your Heavenly Father is walking with you. He sees you. He stands in your corner. He loves you, calls you blessed, chosen, redeemed, transformed, hope-filled, and free.
Jennifer Maggio is the Founder/CEO of The Life of a Single Mom Ministries, a global nonprofit committed to seeing no single mom walk alone. Having served more than 46,000 single mothers and 1,500 churches, the goal of the organization is establish support groups for single mothers in cities around the world, while also empowering single moms to grow spiritually, emotionally, physically, financially, and parentally. For more information, visit www.thelifeofasinglemom.com.