I had to drive almost 5 hours for work today–Mother’s Day–for work. Why!? We do what moms do. We work hard, we do what it takes to take care of our children and to make sure our children always have a place to call home. Almost 6 years ago, I wasn’t sure what I was. I felt like all the important ”titles” had been ripped away from me. That first Mother’s Day after he left was rough. I felt like a failure because our family had been torn apart.
Five and a half years later, I have such a different perspective. I re-learned who it is that God says I am. I learned that I’m not such a bad mom after all. I’m blessed that God provided opportunities for me to work and to be a stable influence in the lives of my children. Through the trials, my children and I have become a closer family. God is SO amazing.
If you would have asked me that first Mother’s Day if I would have even owned a home for my children to return to, I probably would have told you no. There is no other way than by Divine intervention that I didn’t have to file for bankruptcy! It is truly Divine intervention that I have a home, a Jeep and have been able to succeed at work. It is only because of Him that I am able to work hard and play harder.
Referencing Joel 2:25, God can restore what is broken and change it into something amazing. All you need is FAITH. Don’t let the locusts steal your joy or your faith.
I am blessed with 3 amazing boys, a daughter and three grandchildren. I am Ice Cream Grandma— there is no greater joy than being a grandma.
Mom and Ice Cream Grandma will always be my most important “titles” on earth. Mom, my most important job on earth. Our family is different now, but God has turned the ashes into beauty.
I am #thankful. I hope all of my fellow mamas have a wonderful Mother’s Day.