This is a vision that became heavy on my heart the end of 2010. I didn’t know what it needed to do or be at first but now it’s very clear. It’s an outreach to other Single Parents providing a resource to help them build a strong support network around them to grow happy, healthy Godly families. Now, wait a minute some of you are turned off immediately because of your experiences with so called Godly people. That’s ok, just hear me out. I’m not asking you to come to church with me or even believe the same way I do. I’d love it if you could come to one of the places I worship but if you choose not too you are still welcome on this site and as a part of this network. See I’ve been in and out of churches most of my adult life because someone would judge me, my children or my past failures and I’d no longer feel welcome there. So you are not alone; going to church when you are condemned by those around you makes sitting at home watching the preacher on TV a lot more appealing that facing THOSE PEOPLE who don’t get it and want to blame you or try to fix you instead of just loving you as you are like God does: broken, battered, worn down and worn out he loves us not matter what our past decisions, no matter our heart’s desire he loves us for who we are deep down inside that only he can see because we hide it so no one else can see.
I want to include links on this site for churches that will welcome single parent families and lift them up even in your darkest hour. They’ll open their doors, their hearts and their minds to love you right where you are broken and blue and show you the way to turning your life over to Christ so no matter what is thrown at you; you’ll know God is standing guard with his angels around you pulling you through the valleys of despair, desperation and distrust and guiding you toward peace, hope, love and joy. He wants you to let him lead you along life’s road. You may found that it seems there’s no one on earth you can count on but you can him. He’s always there whether it’s 2AM, 7AM, 10AM or 10PM or any other moment in your life; he’s standing there walking along side you. In the darkest time, he’s even carrying you when you are too weak to walk on your own.
I want this site to let you know you are not alone there are lots of single parents around and we all have the need to be heard, respected, supported, and loved by those around us. Hopefully you’ll find a way to meet some of those needs right here on this site. We also have some physical or household needs maybe a fence needs mending, windows need caulking or any number of other small little things we find difficult to do. We all have our natural strengths and weaknesses so I’d like this site to provide resources for us to barter goods and services. For example, if you’re an incredible cook and always make more than your family can eat; offer up a meal prepared for a busy family like mine who play sports and are always on the go. In exchange, I might offer to help you create a budget, prepare a resume, help a child with algebra or some higher level math homework, etc. That creates a win-win situation for both of us. For tasks we can’t do for ourselves, I plan to enlist the help of local church youth groups, scout troops, men’s groups, etc to try and meet those more complex needs. So let me know if you think this is something needed in NWA. I thought I was but I could be completely wrong!
I’d like to plan get togethers at least quarterly to socialize with other families like our own so watch for news and events coming soon!
God Bless You and Keep up the Good Work at the Hard Job of Raising Kids!
See you soon,
Mom to 3 boys
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Level of involvement wanted: board member, lunch & learn sessions, interested in social activities, bartering program, book club