A New Lifestyle

My life style has changed recently. My husband did find a job, but the job requires a lot of overtime. I rarely see him anymore. I’ve spent what time we have together with him on the weekends (when I used to write). Now he’s been told he will be required to work weekends and have two days off during the week. That leaves us even less time to be together.

This new lifestyle leaves me to take care of all the household obligations and dealing with our children’s activities. My evenings are filled with making dinner, doing chores, and running my children to their various functions. Gerry and I used to split those duties. The end of the school year was especially difficult. Hopefully this season of our lives will pass quickly.

It occurs to me that for single parents life is like this all the time. The single mom or dad raises their children alone, rarely if ever, getting a break. Too often we characterize single parents as making a poor choice. That may be the case – but we all must live with the consequences of our actions, whatever those may be.

We all know single parents. Reach out to them. See if we can take some of their burdens. Even a kind word will be welcome.



9 thoughts on “A New Lifestyle

  1. Hello sis,
    I would like to say that you are the one of many friends who always mentioned in my prayer. Especially in your tough condition did so many things. Keep pray for you, sis 🙂

  2. don’t be to quick to wish these school days away….there will come a day where, believe it or not, you will miss them….I was a single Dad and now that my daughter is 28 & having a baby of her own, I can’t stop thinking about those days with her when I felt so inadequate…yet looking back, God has shown me that he was with me and taking care of us the whole time…… 🙂 God bless you and your family!

  3. I remember my kids growing up, my husband worked only 8 to 9 hours aday, and he worked three hours on saturday..not that the kids are grown we have four grandsons now, but he always spent time because his job let him..now we moved to ohio and lots of prayer got him a manager promotion at his work..and he works five days a week..

    • Thank you for your thoughts. I know this is just a temporary season we are going through. Prayer will get us through.
      Thank you for stopping by my blog and sharing your thoughts.
      Blessings to you.

  4. A wonderful, thoughtful message. I have a close friend who is a single mom because the father had no intention of ever being around. She is one of the most courageous, strong persons I’ve ever met, who has given her all to give her son a happy home and life.

    • Thank you for your comment. My sister is a single mom too. she is one of the strongest and most giving person I have ever met. She’s given everything to her two boys, ensuring they grew up in a Christian home, and to learn to appreciate what they have. Thanks for visiting my blog. Blessings.


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