As God has showed me time and time again, it is in dying to myself daily and in trusting Him completely that I discover the person that I really am and the life that I am truly meant to live.
Growing Up In A Single-Parent Family With the divorce rate as high as it is, more and more children are growing up in single-parent families.
First, in a single-parent working family, children tend to be more mature.
The children are more mature because they often have to be responsible for themselves.
Ideally, it is better for children to live with their mom and dad happily married; however, children who grow up in single-parent households can still be well- adjusted children, teenagers, and adults.
Although there are always exceptions to every rule, for the most part, children who grow up in single-parent working households are more mature, realistic and independent.When they are sleeping, I take the time to ground myself, to pray and to ask God for the strength to do what is right (Szakaly, “Role Strain in Caregiving”). In two month on a winter day I was driving my car when I saw a friend of mine waiting for the bus.At first glance, it would seem as if I am the sum of these statuses and nothing more. The weather was so nasty I stopped and offered him a lift. The best day of my life was when I found out that I was not god.Children are more mature in a single-parent working family because they need to be.Second, in a single-parent working family, children tend to be much more realistic than children who live in a two parent family.My children are precious to me, yet there are admittedly days when they seem semi-precious.This most often happens when their needs prevent me from keeping up with my homework.Most people look at me and see a struggling mother, a part-time worker and a student, and rightly so, for these things are part of my current life. This might of course need some explanation on my part, but once you understand what I mean, you would get my drift.However, I am working hard to be more than just them. Part of my life’s meaning comes from discovering that reason and living it out to the best of my ability. I grew up as a child with a lot of self-confidence. As of today, the ability to manage stress is one of the most important qualities that a person has to possess in order to become successful. About 20 years ago the situation was completely different – people lad settled and deliberate lives, and were happy with that state. The benefits work both ways: the people I reach out get their needs met and I get the chance to forget my own problems for a while (Howe, “Meeting the Challenge of Being a Single Mom”).It is also a great opportunity for me to connect with someone other than my kids and it helps me grow in a fun way. During these dark times, I continuously remind myself of my reason for doing this precarious balancing act: to provide a better life for my kids. Three years ago I successfully passed my driving test and bought my first car.