I don’t talk about it a lot, but I was raised by a single mom, and she really had the odds stacked against her.
In the early 60s she was a foreigner in this country and didn’t speak a word of English when she got here. She arrived alone. She didn’t know a soul.
Mom is from France. She came here to get away from an abusive family. She became a US citizen in 1973, and joined the United States Army in 1977, where she served for over 20 years.
Our lives were blessed in a lot of ways, but they were very very difficult. She did the best she could.
I think a lot of times, like a lot of moms, she was overwhelmed, maybe feeling weighed down by guilt and doubt. So I guess I just want to say to you, Mom, I don’t know you specifically, but I know what moms go through. I really do.
And I think the message God wanted me to say to you today is this: YOU have the exact qualities that God knew that your kids would need in a mom.
I think you’re doing better than you probably think you are.