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I always wanted to be a wife and a mom, so when I met the man of my dreams, I thought we would live happily ever after.  I couldn’t believe how blessed I was to have this wonderful person to spend the rest of my life with.  Then it happend.  After 6 months, He started being abusive.  Nothing made him happy, nothing was good enough for him, he started throwing things, breaking things, constantly yelling and swearing at me. He started controlling me and not allowing me to do things that are a normal part of life, such as go to church, have friends, or talk to my family.

 I found out that he had not been honest with me at all about who he was and about his past.  Then, I found out that we were going to have a baby.  Initially, he seemed excited, even thrilled about having a baby, but the abuse continued, he quit his job and stayed home all day spending lots of money and running up lots of bills.  When he started telling me that he hated me and that he was going to kill me , I knew I had to do something or the rest of my life would be this way …or the rest of my life may only be a few more days. 

 It took a LOT of strength, courage, prayers, and intervention from family and friends, but finally, I found the courage and strength to leave before he could kill me or abuse me anymore.  So, now I am a single mom to my beautiful 2 year old daughter, Grace.

The last two years have been quite an adventure.  It’s been a long proces to heal.  To learn to love again, to learn that even though bad things happen to us, and sometimes we end up in situations that leave us thinking “This is NOT what I signed up for” that God is with us every step of the way… loving us, providing for us and showing us His faithfulness.  I decided to start this blog to encourage other single moms. 

God has been so good to me, bringing people in my life these last two years who have encouraged and blessed me, and I can’t help but think that there must be other young single moms out there who need some encouragement too.  I plan to post lessons I’ve learned, blessings, ideas, timesavers and more.  Most importantly, I hope to convey to single moms that even though we are single moms, and sometimes we feel all alone, God has promised us that HE will NEVER leave us, and will not forsake us.

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