Weighted Glory

Personal Reflections

A Single Parent’s Dreams

I was barely into the second trimester of my pregnancy when I first told my then-husband that I was separating from him. I had not held a full-time job in 7 years. Our rent history, credit history, and low income had kept us out of large, amenities-laden apartment complexes and forced us to utilize dishonest […] Read more…

What Single Motherhood Has Taught Me

Today marks my first Mother’s Day as an officially single mother, though I know, in hindsight, that I started on this road two years ago, when my ex-husband effectively abandoned me during my second pregnancy. Here’s what the last two years have taught me: God has special concern for single parents — The Bible contains dozens […] Read more…

Why I Believe

My daughter’s tiny body shone slick with my blood as my doctor pulled her from my body. A small, sickly cry rang through the room, the noise like the plaintive wailing of an injured cat. I watched the nurse rinse away the blood with a mixture of wonder and fear coursing through me. I would […] Read more…

Merry Christmas

A belated Merry Christmas here. Christmas was beautiful for my family. I went to the Christmas Eve service at my local church the night before Christmas, then came home and put the kids in bed. “Santa” almost got caught by my daughter, who woke up around 3 AM just a few minutes after I completed […] Read more…

Letting Go

My to-do list that night read: Carve pumpkin w/ kids Make chocolate rum balls for Halloween potluck/party Pick up utility belt for Black Widow costume It was an ambitious schedule for a woman who arrives home from work at around 6:30 PM every weekday night, but I wanted everything to be perfect for Halloween. My […] Read more…