This last Saturday my husband woke me up by making me breakfast in bed. He turned on the lamp, told me good morning, and handed me my plate as him and Melody joined me in bed. We turned on cartoons and watched them as a family. When I finished eating, I decided to check my snapchat feed. My friend had sent me a snap of her kitchen floor. An entire egg carton busted. Eggs everywhere. She just wanted to sleep in…she wanted a few more minutes but instead she had to rush into the kitchen and clean up the mess.
With that being said…
Dear single mom,
Please know that not every happily married wife/mom out there is judging you. Like me. When I see you, I genuinely feel for you. It’s not a “feel sorry for you because you can’t do anything on your own” kind of feeling – because obviously you can. You have to and so you do it. Kudos.
It’s a sorry that it happened to you. It’s a sorry that you have to.
I may not understand how hard it really is because right when I get to my “tipping point” I have someone to call – my husband. I understand that you don’t have that.
When it’s been a hard day, you can’t hand your child off to your husband while you go relax in the bathtub for 45 minutes.
You don’t have the luxury of alternating Saturday mornings to sleep in. It’s always your Saturday.
You might not get that cup of coffee on your way out the door because you had to get the kids ready on your own and you’re running late but there’s no one helping you out.
You feel left out because you didn’t get to attend the girls night. They all had “daddy” at home watching the kids and you have no childcare.
The point is – I may not completely understand, but just because I’m not in your situation doesn’t mean I’m not praying for you. Single mom’s are actually on my mind a lot. I have found myself wondering “how do they do it?!” And the moment I wonder that, I become thankful and then I pray for single mom’s. I really do. I pray for supernatural strength to get you through hard times. I pray that you find someone godly to spend the rest of your life with…and honestly I pray that you are rewarded extra for the trouble you went through on your own. I pray for guidance from Jesus as you lead your household.
This morning I wanted to share some scriptures for single mom’s that need that extra boost to get through the day…or week…or month…or year.
Psalm 28:7 – The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoices; and with my song will I praise Him.
Philippians 4:13 – I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Matthew 11:28 – Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.
Proverbs 3:5-6 – Trust in the LORD with all your heart. Never rely on what you think you know. Remember the LORD in everything you do, and He will show you the right way.