Single Mothers Need Second Chances, because they Trickle Down
Have you ever needed a second chance? Perhaps you made a very unwise decision and afterwards you were humbly hopeful that someone would take pity on the error of your incorrect thinking. [Raises hand slowly] Once upon a time, in a life long, long ago I was a single mother. In short, I met a person who looked at responsibility as an allergen. Signs my parents saw and warned me about, but I did not listen. Out of my not listening I got a beautiful baby girl. Once I saw that almond shaped and colored face I knew I wanted to provide a better life for her, one that my high school diploma, single mother income could not afford. Thankfully my parents gave me a second chance. They encouraged me to return to college. I also had encouragement from my undergrad advisor. Who told me to not give up – again and again? I had relatives and friends who would ask me how it was going and they would tell me they were praying for me. My parent’s second chances also came in the form of:
- giving me a car to drive.
- picking my oldest baby girl up from school so that I was able to go back to college.
- reading to my oldest baby girl and providing funds for or taking her to activities.
- writing a check so that my oldest baby girl was able to receive a private school education.
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