Hey, to all the mom and dads out there! I am, Brittany one of your best friend bloggers. I am so glad you have taken the time out of your day to stop by our B.F.F. blog.
Since you are here, I would love to share with you a little bit of my testimony and even more of my journey with you all.
I am a mother of three amazing kids. I have twin girls and a son.
I grew up in a two parent household with my younger siblings. We have two of the best parents a child could ever ask for. My mom and dad raised me to be independent, smart, and to love the Lord. My mother was strict and my father was an old school. As a child, I didn’t understand their parenting philosophy, but what child really does? I respected their rules, however, I thought by the time I was 18 I would be able to live the dream. I would be 18, on my own, and living by my own rules. Soon, I would realize I was far from ready from dealing with the realities of this world.
I had recently graduated from high school. I would be attending college out-of-state. I was well on my way, so I thought. I had no plans of returning to my hometown, except for holidays of course. But the choices I made along the way led me down a path I was unprepared for. Within my first semester of college I discovered I was pregnant, not only was I pregnant but I was expecting twins. At this point, I was barely ready to take care of myself, let alone two children. I had no husband, no job, and no place to call home. So my parents decided to bring me back home.
I came home feeling like I had disappointed so many people. I was ashamed. I felt like I could never be a good mother. Three years after giving birth to my girls, I gave birth to my son. A single mother of three, and at this point in my life I had very little to give to them.
With the help of my parents, relatives, and friends I have been able to graduate college with my degree in elementary education. I am currently in my sixth year of teaching. It truly takes a village to raise a child. I look back over my journey and truly thank God for His covering, His grace, and His mercy. God truly has brought me to where I am now.
Through my journey I realized that home was exactly where I needed to be. I was able to establish a strong foundation and learning much-needed skills from my father and mother. I was well equipped by the time I decided to move away from my hometown the second time around.
I realized that God continues to keep me through and through. My children are loved by so many. I know my journey of being a single mother isn’t easy or ideal, but I thank God for this journey.
I pray that my testimony blesses you, and encourages you to continue striving for the greatness God has placed in you. The journey along the away may be difficult, but he has equipped you with all you need. You will and can get through it.
Please don’t forget to share this with anyone and everyone you know.
Until next time, PEACE, LOVE, and HAPPINESS!