Erica has done so much to help take care of me. Making sure I have food, water anything I need so I can focus on Elias. Our room here is downstairs and I often realize that I left something down there during the day. The stairs are just not as fun these days. Erica never hesitates to run down for me. Mom and dad are making delicious meals and everyone is helping with some baby holding.
|Aunt Erica and Elias|
I can't help but stop and pray for single mothers all the time. This would be such a challenge without the help. I always knew it would be "hard" to be a single mom- but I can't help but have a completely new respect for that challenge now.
Please take some time to pray for single mothers or new mothers who don't have a support network to be of help in their first few days with baby.
Prayer for a Single Mother:
Dear God, she seems to bear the weight of the world on her shoulders, but to carry it more lightly than I think I would. I see her balancing work and home, money and no money, exhaustion and responsibility and I send up a prayer for her.
Give her the strength to put in long hours each day; the courage to face those who dismiss her with blaming and knowing nods; the ability to maintain her loving life at home; and the deepest knowledge in her heart that you love her.