And as with any loss, big or small, time is needed to grieve and to reassess who you are, where you've been and where God wants you to go.
Healing is also necessary to follow God's command to" do unto others what you would have them do unto you," (Matthew ).
A couple of weeks ago I had coffee with a blind date who was attractive, interesting, and successful... Before that, I had a couple of dates and the next day had inexplicable headaches. Not only because it's time consuming when you already need an additional 2 hours in the day to get everything done, but also because there's no one that will love your children as much as you do.
When Becky was invited to lunch by a man she met at a bookstore, she was excited.I feel blessed on a daily basis, and would describe myself as a loving, positive person.Just this weekend, I had a new friend (someone I’ve known for over 6 months) express total shock that I was a single parent.There are unique struggles to both single and married parenthood. I don’t pretend to know or understand married struggles (though I get it.I was a military child, I so appreciate the struggle of having your partner be separated from you for long periods of time, potentially entering dangerous situations, and trying to raise children by yourself, children who may be developing an increasing awareness of their parent’s departures (and the underlying dangers) and acting out based on that.