Hey King and Queens!
It's time for J's Inspirational Tuesday!
This is #JustATouchof_J let me put this out there in pieces for you baby! ;)
This week's inspiration goes out to all of my single parents. A big S/O to all of the mothers and fathers who are doing it all by yourself. Salute to you. I know it's not easy. In the photo above you see my 3 children. They are now 23, 26, and 21. Yes Iman, Taquam, and Sa'Rai are all smiling. What a joy it is to to those teeth right? What a joy it is to see them all in cap and gowns! I mean.. what a joy it is to know that all of my children graduated high school right?
Lol, let me tell you that as a single parent, it wasn't always an easy walk in the park baby! Some of you know exactly what im referring to. Raising them alone was a struggle .. most of the time. From my sons father committing suicide when my son was just 3 yrs of age, to Iman and Rai's father not really being there at all.. I had to develop a tough layer of skin to definitely make ends meet.
I used what I could. Food stamps and general assistance at times saved my life. I even worked 3 jobs while in college. I know some of you can relate. Ive missed activities they participated in often just trying to maintain stability. I felt bad about it too! Mentally, physically, and emotionally I was often drained. Life was definitely a challenge in good and bad situation.
But through it all, I got through it.. and so did my children. The bond we share is remarkable. They taught me how to be a loving mother. Respectfully we endured. And not only did we share blessings, we also shared lessons.
I'm writing about it because sometimes life gives us a test for just the testimony. Sometimes we don't know how to raise our children, or we aren't sure which way to go. Even how to give them the love we may have not received ourselves. I just want to encourage all of my single parents to keep the good fight of faith up and to keep believing and going! Take it one day at a time. Stay in constant prayer as well. The relationship you build with your children is a valuable one. They will always love you, and you will always love them. Live, love, and laugh.
One day you will turn around and smile because it was all worth it. I don't know who needed this.. but I feel like someone did. Don't give up, stay strong, and believe in you. It will get easier just take it one day at a time.
Lol, I made it! And so will you.
Again, This is JustATouchof_J right? Google me ;)
I'm just tryna put it all out there in pieces for you baby.
New Recipes are now available too! Check out my "Sauvignon Blanc Lamb and Shrimp Stuffed Peppers w/ Black Rice."
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I love you!