Are You Kidding Me by Connie M. Teis

Hello to all you single Moms.  Allow me to introduce myself.  I too was a single mom.  My kids are now in their thirties (one almost 40).  My son was 7, my daughter was 2 and my other son was 10 months old when my husband left.  So, there I was – a single Mom!  Are you kidding me?  I don’t remember this being in my life plan.  It was certainly not part of my dreams.  This was not my Cinderella story!  So, there I was with many feelings – devastated, confused, hurt, scared, to name a few.
 
No matter how you became a single Mom, here you are on a path you never planned to be on.  I would like to be able to be an encouragement to you.  My heart goes out to you!   Do I have all the answers for this journey?  No, but it seems to help when someone can tell you they have been there.  
 
When I was a single mom there wasn’t much information out there to help. I can honestly say that at times I felt like an outcast especially when I saw other happy families that the dad was there.  I had one friend who was also a single mom which was helpful.  We did things together with the kids.  And we had our moments of feeling down.  It was nice to have someone who knew exactly what I was going through.  And that is why I want to be here for you.  I would like to do a monthly article which I truly hope will be a help to you.
 
A Bible verse that means a lot to me now is Romans 8:28 – “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.”  I am proof this verse is so true.  My kids have grown up to be wonderful.  In my eyes, perfect, of course.  I was not perfect and did make mistakes as a single Mom.  I have thought at times that I wish I could do it all over and make some changes.  But God did work through it all and things did work out good.   I feel so blessed that my kids and I have good relationships.
 
I wish I could hug all of you as I tell you that you will get through this.  Take it one day or even one hour at a time.  I am praying for you.
 
And here we are only a few days till Christmas.  That is a rough time of year as a single mom.  I know for me there wasn’t a lot of money.  I heard someone say recently that as a child it wasn’t the presents, but the presence that meant a lot.  With one parent not there, you are it.  Make some memories.  My kids & I loved the Archway frosted finger cookies (they don’t make them anymore) and we still talk about our times having those.
 
I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  I hope to be here for you in 2018 and help you as best as I can.  
 
Take care.  
 
Love, Connie M. Teis.

One Response to “Are You Kidding Me by Connie M. Teis”

  1. connie brumbaugh says:

    Way to go, Connie. What a great ministry!

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