You all have probably heard me refer to my blogging buddy Diane/Persuaded over at Tomato Soup Cake as my Single MamaTwin... Today I was reading a post of hers that touched my heart and made me want to cry. Her strength and determination made me proud to be her single mama twin and sister in Christ. Thanks Diane for being such a role model and inspiration to me.
As a single mom sometimes it can be a burden not to have that male presence to take care of household maintenance or " manly stuff". The enemy will use those very times to make you feel burdened or lowly about being single. I will be the first to admit, there have been numerous times when I have had to fight hard and cry out to God in this very battle. God has always been faithful to give me what I needed in this area without me having to compromise my salvation and my standards while being single. I wanted to share Diane's post as another witness of the awesome power that comes with stepping out of your comfort zone to show God that you are not willing to compromise your singleness over those little bumps that the enemy intensifies and exaggerates as detrimental. Below is just a snippet of her post, you can read the rest here. I promise you it will touch your heart.
that. When you have to waken them out of a sound sleep and a warm bed.. to bring them into cold and wind and possible unsafety because you just have no other hands to use. It's humbling to have to ask the advice of a nine year old child because he is your best asset at figuring out the stapler. It's hard on a teenage girl to be startled awake and asked to do something new and scary, and then find her cozy little corner of the world isn't so cozy anymore. You know, I really wish that wasn't the reality for my kids.But can I also tell you something that almost makes it all worthwhile?The love of friends. The care of my brothers and sisters in Christ. People who are willing to spend their own precious spare time to help us out, even though it isn't convenient or fun.- Persauaded