One of the hardest things about being a single parent is that you are the only source of income for your family. If you don't make enough or if you lose your job, you don't have a spouse to turn to to pick up the slack. That is why I am so excited to announce the completely FREE Single Mothers Seminar taking place on March 15th. It will run from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm at 3750 Market Center Drive in Riverton. Even if you are happily employed, take advantage of this great networking event to meet other single mothers just like you.
Today I want to share with you an excerpt from the newest Simple Truths book by Paula J. Fox. The book is “Heart of a Mother” and I cannot wait to read it in its entirety. Thanks to the preview option they have on their website I was able to read the poem below by an unknown author that speaks of the greatest love we are able to share on this earth. That is the love of a mother. I thought it fitting to share it with you today being Valentine’s Day since there is no greater love than that of a mother for her child. Happy Valentine’s Day everyone.
My Mother’s Garden
My Mother kept a garden,
a garden of the heart;
She planted all the good things
that gave my life its start.
She turned me to the sunshine
and encouraged me to dream…
fostering and nurturing
the seeds of self-esteem.
And when the winds and rains came,
she protected me enough…
but not too much – she knew I’d need
to stand up strong and tough.
Her constant good example
Always taught me right from wrong…
Markers for my pathway
To last my whole life long.
I am My Mother’s Garden.
I am her legacy.
And I hope today she feel the love
Reflected back from me
This week has been very busy (just as expected). That is why I am so thankful for a dear friend of mine that continually reminds me that my children do not care about the degree I am working toward or the amount of money I make. All they care about is how much time I spend with them. That is why today I am going to share with you a Simple Truths movie that sums it up better than I can in the short amount of time that I have today. I really hope you enjoy it.
Hodding Carter said, "There are two lasting bequests we can give our children: one is roots, the other is wings."
I have come to realize that my life is going to get very busy over the next 90 days. I have just two classes left to finish my MBA so I really need to focus my energy on them in order to finish that. I have also come to that time of the year that my job gets extremely busy with tight deadlines which means I will have less time than usual to write this blog. Rather than leave you all hanging with nothing to keep you motivated to be a better parent, I thought I would just shorten my entries each week. From now until I complete my degree, I am going to do my best to share with you motivational quotes that I love and have found helpful in my life. I hope you find them helpful as well. If you have quotes that have helped you in your life, please feel free to share them here for everyone that might be reading. Until next time, God Bless!