Patiently, I Await.

Alone.  Lonely.  Lonesome.  Loneliness.  Solitude.  Isolated.  Forsaken.  Abandoned.  Unloved.  Unwanted. Once in your shoes.  Single motherhood and loneliness go hand in hand. Full of insecurities and doubt, attracting the wrong men.  Lies.  All lies.  Lies I believed about myself.  Lies I believed from the wrong kind of men. Spiritual warfare within my mind.  My soul. Left disappointed, broken and ALONE again.  Thief of joy. Unanswered prayers. Or so I thought…. Be alone.  Deep in prayer.  Absorbed in His word.  In community.  Cleansing and Healing.  The ultimate Healing. Learn to love me.  Learn to see me the way He sees me. […]

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10 Steps to Get You Ready for Your Soul Mate

{Published in 2014} As my husband and I approach our 1 year marriage anniversary, I can’t help but reflect on our past and the difference it has made in our lives to follow the path God had for us. Very happy and in love but something was just not right. After many years of doing things our way and not God’s, we both felt convicted. We wanted to set a better example for my kids and for God to bless our marriage. So for two-plus years, we waited for our wedding night. This was by far, the greatest decision we […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day (Training Up Our Boys Day)

I think Valentines Day should be a day where we teach our boys how to properly treat a girl not just on one day of the year but every day of the year. Things like open the car door for you, hold your hand, help plan dinner, help you cook, set a beautiful table setting, bake you treats, make you a thoughtful card, maybe give your son a little cash to go pick out some pretty flowers for you and his sister (if applicable), select some nice music and he should ask you to dance. You may say well what about him? […]

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35 Stay-cation Ideas When You’re on a Budget

You’ve got a week off from work but not enough money to travel somewhere with the kids.  DON’T STRESS!  As a single mom, I was only able to save up to take my kids on a vacation once.  If you can call it a real vacation…I’m not sure.  I booked a nice room at the Gaylord Texan with an interior balcony.  It was the most beautiful hotel we had ever been in.  There’s a flowing river throughout the inside center of the hotel, with trees, flowers, hidden stairs, patio restaurants along the river, a huge pool, lots of kids activities.  So […]

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Raising Boys and Girls in a Fatherless Home

My two teenagers tend to occupy my thoughts throughout the day.  I only have a few short years left to really “parent” them and make a significant impact in their lives.  When I want to do something for them to make their lives easier I have to ask myself… am I doing this because I want to feel needed?  Is this contributing to my goal of the man and the woman I pray for them to become?  Oh…… how that’s a tough one sometimes. Motherhood is such a thankless job while also the most important job we, as women, can have.  We are […]

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A Day in the Life of a Single Mom

The alarm goes off at 5:30am.  She’s so mentally and physically exhausted.  It’s difficult to get going but she can’t afford to be late to work again.  Shower, dressed, hair and makeup done by 6am.  Kids up and dressed after she tries her best to throw breakfast together for the kids (please don’t let it burn, oh PLEASE don’t let it burn). She hopes for no tantrums as they get out the door by 7am to arrive at the day care by 7:15am.  All too quick are the hugs and kisses.  Oh this is so hard and the absolute WORST part of her day.  She […]

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The Evolution of a Misfit to a Mom and Wife…

There once was this girl…. She grew up with the lowest of low self esteem.  She feared people, especially those in any type of power.  With very few friends, she was shy, an extreme introvert who barely spoke but a few words.  She was bullied which increased the pain she felt inside.  Hurting herself allowed her to feel and yet gave her a twisted, sick feeling of control.  It was the only control she had in her life yet it left her disfigured and ashamed.  It was a vicious and addictive cycle. (Ugly clothes) (Ugly short hair) (What’s wrong with […]

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