Single Mom Story | Amanda in Pennsylvania

I was married to a childhood best friend. We lived in Germany for 2 years, and that is where our daughter was born. A little over our daughter’s first birthday, we moved to Delaware. We bought our first house 
together. I worked at a school that I loved. But something wasn’t quite right. My husband was very distant. There was no love in the relationship at all. One day he told me he didn’t want to be married anymore. My daughter and I moved back to Pennsylvania where our family was. My grandparents gladly took us both in. Soon after the move, I found out that my now ex-husband was seeing someone…a man. After weeks of crying and wondering what was wrong with me, I finally had closure. It wasn’t me, it was my gender.  Although I was relieved to know it wasn’t something that I did to ruin my marriage, I was still angry because I felt used. My ex started off wanting to spend time with our daughter as much as he could, but eventually he became “too busy”. It has been at least 5 years since she’s seen her father or even heard his voice. In a way I feel sad for her, but on the other hand we’ve started going to church and finding out what true love is all about. We talk to God. We talk about God. And God is with us every day. We go through many struggles, especially financially, but I have complete faith that God will take care of us, because He’s not only my daughter’s father, He is mine as well. And this Father will never forsake us.
-Amanda in Pennsylvania
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