Divorce was the scarlet letter that was on my chest.
One I was ashamed of especially since it meant I was a single mother. I only recognized all of the negative connotations that can with that term and I was not ready to live like that. The day my now ex-husband walked out of the door was the same day I had my most honest conversation with God. I realized that a support system was leaving and an income was leaving. I told God that He would have to provide for me financially, as a support system, as a father and a husband. I was left in a city where I had no family, I didn’t really know anyone and my children were 3 and 5 at the time.
I didn’t know how I was going to afford anything! The place we were renting, school costs, bills…. but I put my trust in God. To say I never experienced difficulties would not be the truth, however, I never had financial hardship like I’ve experienced when I was married, the house I could never own when I was married- I was able to attain as a single mother. I even went back to school and earned my master’s degree in professional counseling and later that same year graduated as valedictorian of Dr. Cindy Trimm’s Kingdom School of Ministry.
I experienced healing like never before as I grew closer to God. My children and I flourished in the city we were left in. I discovered myself become more confident and self-assured in who God called me to be. More recently God provided a way for my children and me to move to a different state so that I could work for Dr. Trimm and her Trimm International Corporation! This was an answered prayer! I am no longer feeling as if I have a scarlet letter on my chest and I am now purposely pushing beyond stereotypes and statistics that have been placed on the term single mother! I realize that our status does not exempt us from living the life of our dreams! I am still pursuing that life, and with Gods help, I will!