To the Single Moms

MWM blogger

MWM blogger

Single moms! You are amazing! I don’t know how you do what you do.

I just spent nine days with my husband in Haiti and I was a ridiculous mess. After nearly 25 years of marriage, I am only part me alone. Remind me of that when I start complaining about the papers he strews all over the counters and how loud he snores now that he‘s home.

I don’t have experience as a single mom and nine days is certainly no qualifier. But it was a glimpse. It was enough for me to know you are incredible women of strength and determination and I applaud your ability to hold so many things together. Still I know it must seem to you that you aren’t always holding it together as well as you portray. I imagine how many nights you cry into your pillow and wake up with a brave face to begin again the next morning.

Image courtesy of Feelart @ freedigitalphotos.net

Image courtesy of Feelart @ freedigitalphotos.net

I don’t have any great words of wisdom of my own for you, but I was driven to find it.

Here’s a link to an article from someone who knows:

http://www.imom.com/5-toughest-single-mom-struggles/

And for a faith booster:

http://www.crosswalk.com/blogs/jennifer-maggio/for-every-single-mother.html

I hope you find those encouraging. And I hope it helps to know that I will be praying for you. I will. I am even now. I pray you keep at it with new energy and renewed hope. I pray God will bring people who will see your every need and meet it with you. And I pray each of us in the community of mothers will learn to come alongside one another and not look on in comparison, but in love.

Help others help you. Share your struggles. Ask for help. And please feel free to share your comments here. I want to know your heart.

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About Rita Clucas

I am an incredibly blessed wife of Jon and mother to four--Kieran, Kaila, Samara, and Avielle. Together we strive to love better. I have a passion for families and especially for the mamas raising them and I love to encourage them in any way I can, be it writing, speaking, or a smile along the way. Join me will you?

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