I was raised by a single mom.
Looking back on my childhood, it’s easy to remember the long days in daycare and the times that she was simply working too many jobs to play. If I let my mind wander…I will dwell on the things we didn’t have or the places that we could never go.
But the truth is, my single-mama worked very hard to make the best of some pretty dark circumstances. Of course she could have done things differently (couldn’t we all?)…but my momma deserves the highest of gratitude for walking out one of the most difficult of life’s journeys…single motherhood.
And here is what I think she did right…
1. She never said anything bad about my daddy.
2. She made a really big deal out of the small things, accidentally building family unity.
3. She took us to church nearly every time it was open.
4. She drowned us in hugs and gave us a strong sibling relationship with one another.
5. She would break dance on Saturday mornings while making a pancake breakfast, creating a home full of laughter.
6. She shared her life with us, involving us in the everyday.
7. She created and cherished family traditions…even when they were small things.
8. She believed in us and challenged us to never settle for less than the best that we could do.
Your turn—>How is God showing you to make the best of your circumstances?