Faith & Spirituality, Hope & Happiness, My Story, My Thought-bites

MY [EX]HUSBAND TRIED TO KILL ME: PRAYER SAVED MY LIFE

Today I am feeling so grateful for so many wonderful reasons - but my top reasons are life and health and the opportunity to spend today with my seven unique and wonderful daughters. I am happy to be at home with no where to go and to spend time reflecting on how far my life has come from the sadness and darkness it was less than a decade ago. Sex, drugs, alcohol and severe domestic violence threatened to take my life on multiple occasions. I lived confused and depressed - nothing ever went right and one night things got much worst... "My moment of realization came the night I screamed out to God to save my life as my ex-husband stood on my back while I lay face-down in a lily pond he had thrown me in to. I can hardly remember anything except praying for life as my head was under the murky water. Somehow I did lift my head and saw three of my daughters standing in the doorway helpless and crying as he proceeded to hold a post and jump on my back a few times shoving me to the bottom."...

Faith & Spirituality, Hope & Happiness, Life & Learning, Loving Motherhood, My Story, Teaching your kids...

REMEMBERING OUR PAST: ESCAPING ABUSE, OVERCOMING WELFARE & MOVING FORWARD

When food ran low before our next voucher, I sat with my older girls (then about 7 and 6 yrs old) and apologized to them for our struggles, I held them and cried and made them promise not to make my mistakes - I told them they would only go hungry with me a few times but if they concentrate on their education then when they become women like mommy they will never be hungry again and they had the opportunity to learn from my mistakes and never have to make them. I gave God thanks that my life was the sacrifice for them to see what happens if you dont take your future seriously and commit to walking right...

Faith & Spirituality, Loving Motherhood, Teaching your kids...

3 VALUES EVERY CHILD SHOULD BE TAUGHT BY THEIR MOTHER

So many mothers have lived that heartbreaking feeling of seeing your child hungry and having nothing and no way to feed them - even if only for one night, this feeling can tear a mother to pieces ...

Faith & Spirituality, Hope & Happiness, Inspiration & Motivation, Loving Motherhood, My Thought-bites

MAKING HAPPINESS A HABIT: 3 SIMPLE WAYS TO FIND YOUR SMILE DURING DEPRESSION

There are always tiny things that bring sunshine in to my life even on dark days, but it can take a crap-load of effort to attempt to find happiness during moments of despair or feelings of failure which can often lead to depression. They say "laughter is the best medicine" and that is indeed true - but when even a laugh commands more effort than you are willing to give during these moments - I have found that it is first best to at least find your smile.