I have heard stories similar to mine so many times. Strangers have shown up on my doorstep crying and desperate looking for someone who would understand, someone to not judge, someone to empathize with them.
The heartbreak, the devastation, the agony, the fear are all so very real. The loss of faith and the breakup of the family are the greatest threats to our way of life. I am not exaggerating when I say freedom – life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are at stake. If we have any hope of stopping the downward spiral society has taken, we must speak the truth in an encouraging and loving way. We must get our stories out, to validate what we know is happening to us and to too many others, to become eye-openers to non-believers and lights in the darkness to others who will follow in our footsteps.
If you would like to have your story included, if your husband abandoned you, if you were left pregnant and alone, if you have some words of wisdom, some truth to share, or if you are feeling lost, confused, hurt, scared or alone please feel free to share your feelings here. Do not include the names of your children and limit other identifying traits such as birthrates, birthmarks, and locations.
I also have to mention that there are women who have written to me and have asked to not have their stories included on this page. I say this to let readers know there are many more similar stories out there and that the decay of faith, marriage, and the family is rampant with lasting repercussions in our society. There is no sugar coating the suffering that accompanies these families. There is no justice in our court system. We must turn to God to find our self worth, for direction on how to live our life, and for healing.
As I have said elsewhere on this site, I am well aware that men are not the only ones who run off. If you are a man who is hurting and would like to share your story, please feel free to do that here also.
Thank you for sharing your stories and for returning often to Single Mom Smiling. I pray that one day we will all know our own value and the peace and love that comes from being perfectly loved by our Lord.