Dear Married Single Parent.
No one acknowledges how hard you work to keep things going
No one really celebrates you
No one truly understands your fears
No one sees the insecurity and second guessing going on in your mind
No one truly understands your pain.
But I’m here to tell you someone cares
Someone does see all the pain and struggles
God does and he is saying to you
I love you and thank you for the hard work
The married don’t fully accept you
Therefore, find it awkward trying to invite you to events, some do but very few
The single or single parents don’t accept you, probably silently resent you
You are neither here nor there
So I say accept yourself
How? you say to yourself
Find and understand your identity in him
Then only can you and will you truly find yourself
Only then do you start seeing yourself through the eyes of God-his perspective
His perspective of love, grace and mercy
He will give you the inner strength to deal will with whatever life throws at you
His grace is sufficient for you
He will never leave you nor forsake you
Few practical steps to help with your journey
Take time to rest
Take time to reflect- don’t forget you are doing a 2-man job
Take time to laugh
Stop and enjoy the kids, the ones you are trying so hard to raise
Life is not all about homework, housework, school run, shopping, work and making things tick along
Don’t let life pass you by.
Tell yourself every morning when you wake up
I AM ENOUGH
I AM WORTHY OF LOVE
I AM STRONG
I AM ME!
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