Real Love Looks Like This
Hi! I want you to go read this blog post, on a site called Momastery. In case you're in a hurry, I'll drop this quote:
"Real love is knowing that tears of exhaustion are not signs that you’re on the wrong track-- tears of exhaustion are confirmation that you are pouring out every bit of your heart and soul and body and mind and energy in service to your people. And that means, perhaps, that you are on the right track. That you are living out a mission worthy of you. Tears of exhaustion are often a badge of honor."
The blog goes on to talk about the real love of single parents and the need to see them, acknowledge their situations, and to support and celebrate them. Which, of course, reminded me of a certain mom we all know. When I thought of her, I tried, as I have so many times before, to imagine what getting through a day feels like for her....when being a single parent is already enough work, and then to be obstructed and torn down by a family member, on top of that. Being challenged financially, when just finding the $ for all the things you'd like to provide for your child is enough of a challenge.
You know what real love is? I think it's about looking your kid in the eye and saying, "We've got some work to do here. It's going to be hard. But we're just going to take it one step at a time, and we have each other. No matter what."
This single mom is still paying $ for legal representation. The challenges continue.....can you help, by making a $ donation? Thanks! If that's not what you choose to do, your thoughts, wishes, & prayers (if that's what you do) are greatly appreciated.