I was totally shocked yesterday when after they read all the top ten’s parents info to find out that I was the only single mom. Now I know that there could have been divorced families but I was the ONLY single parent. I tell you the truth, I was shocked and pretty proud of what I have accomplished when I looked at that beautiful young woman up there! She works hard! She accomplishes much! And she loves Jesus!
But let me tell you this, I know that it is by the Grace of God that I go. I know that she is His love and grace made flesh in my life. I know that He was with us all along. I know that there were soooo many people in our lives that made this possible. And I was thinking ‘I could write a book’ and maybe I will, if only for me, and those 1000s of people who have affected our lives in a good (or not so good way – afterall, sometimes we learn who to be by NOT wanting to be some people). My dad has been amazing in my life, and my family, ohmyword. But I also know that I have had some pretty amazing bosses. Bosses who let her color at my desk because for whatever reason, I needed to work and I didn’t have anyone to watch her. I have been blessed to work for a great company that was God’s provision in paycheck and insurance. I have friends who I consider family who have cheered us on, prayed for us, and hugged us! There is a God in heaven who never stops blessing us!
I am proud of what I’ve accomplished, we’ve come a long way baby, and I can’t wait to see what’s next! But I’m gonna celebrate this for awhile!
1 Cor 15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them—yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me