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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

REAL Talk about Single Parenting!

I know when I started this blog, I wanted to emphasize that divorce and single parenting are not a death sentence and how I would rise above and all that.....And here is not to say that I don't still feel that way, or that I have given up, but it is HARD! There are days I want to give up, days when I can understand how some parents have taken the easy way out and left their kids to be raised by others. And you know what??? I am not ashamed to admit that I have had those thoughts because I am human. Truth be told, I am sure there is not a parent out there, single or otherwise who hasn't entertained thoughts similar to that AT LEAST one time in their journey as a parent.   God did not intend on marriages ending in divorce, nor did He intend on one parent raising a child or children. I have to keep reminding myself that God never gives us more than we can handle and He is waiting for us to ask if for help.  He wants a RELATIONSHIP with us.  I know I cannot raise these two girls on my own, but I also know how I have been blessed just having them, no matter the circumstance.  I am constantly asking God to make parenting a smooth, natural process for me. If I am being honest I would have to stay that parenting does not come naturally for me, I have to work at it and many times I fail.  But I keep seeking God's help and I keep trying to learn from my mistakes. And in the grand scheme of it all, those are life lessons I want my children to learn. 

2 comments:

  1. Try to keep in the forefront of your mind that you can do ALL things THROUGH Christ who STRENGTHENS you. (Philippians 4:13) It's fitting that His word reminds us of that, because He knew there's absolutely no other way for us to do the things we do with any level of success without Him. Yes, the world works tirelessly to try to convince us that we can, but don't believe the hype! Hey, you're living the truth! You just can't do it without Him. So keep doing what you're doing, girlie. Each day you awake, let His strength to walk out the day and whatever it may hold be the first thing you ask for. Alright, I think I'm preaching to myself now! Keep going, girl!

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  2. Yep. Right there with you. Two boys. SMH.

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