Much of society looks down on single motherhood like a stigma. I look at it as a victory. I didn’t become a single mother out of consequence; I became one out of choice. I didn’t want my children to live in a combative environment where dislike thrived instead of love. I knew what it was like to live with parents who seldom showed love towards each other or their child. I never wanted my children to feel the way I remembered feeling as a little girl. I desired so much more for my children and knew that I wouldn’t be able to give them a mansion but I would be able to give them all I had, my love.
Being a single mother with little boys can be extremely hard because the worry can eat away at you. There were plenty of times that I often wondered, “How can I do this alone?” I felt like it was just the boys and I against the world; we lacked family support and friends. I never felt like anyone understood because I was constantly being judged until I became a part of The Restoration House.
Now, I know I am not alone. I have The Restoration House staff and allies who became our friends. It is true what the African proverb says, “It takes a village to raise a child.” Through The Restoration House, we have a family; good Godly people who genuinely love us and that is a blessing in itself. The Restoration House has given me a renewed sense of faith in myself, a desire to be and do better, and the assurance that we are loved and have a whole village standing beside us on this journey we all call life.
– Anonymous Single Mother