Today Show video: To All The Single Parents Out There: We Honor You.
Your life is important. What you do matters. You matter.
You are seen.
Don’t read the comments that come after this video. Like society’s attitudes to single parents, some comments are supportive, others are dismissive and/or downright hostile. Whether you became a single parent by choice or circumstance, you have value and worth.
What you do is tough. It takes strength to do all that is required as a single parent; to provide, protect, feed, raise, referee (if you have more than one child), make all the medical appointments, give your children time and attention, balance the family budget. It takes guts to wade through some of the negative attitudes and prejudices to attend family events, juggling your schedule to get there. It takes determination to fight for your children and what is best for them.
You are strong. You have courage. You are enough. You can do this.
For a moment forget about the tiredness, the battles with kids, the financial pressure and the endless to do list. For a moment stop and breath and say to yourself, ‘I matter.’
One Together provides resources and some wisdom to help you in your journey as a single parent. One Together aims to help single parents be their best. The name One Together acknowledges that – yes, you are ‘one’ as a single parent but you are not alone, and ‘together’ you can learn to nurture your family so it flourishes. One Together has ideas on how to be the best parent you can be and grow your best family.
To read my chapter ‘Successful single parenting’ click here
As a Christ follower I believe you matter to God. He cares about you. He cares about your children. He loves you. He sees you. He can boost your strength and courage. He can provide for you.
If you would like to read a short devotional ebook to find out more, to know you are seen and loved by God click here