Life Moves and I Follow
First let me apologize for staying away for so long. Blogging has been a release for me and without it I tend to feel overwhelmed with any/everything, but my absence has been a plus not a minus. Life has moved me along in a wonderful way. I’m still growing and learning. So, let me get you caught up with everything that’s been happening in the life of this single mother raising a boy.
Recently, I started a project, and that created a voluntary part-time endeavor (on top of my full-time job) that has been an eye-opening experience for me. I have been joyfully exhausted (yes that is possible), because I enjoy what I’m doing, and I’ve found that I have a talent that gives me peace and joy. There are possible positive benefits that I can reap from this new part-time venture, and that could mean benefits for my son as well.
Even though there has been so much positive going on, I can’t end this blog without touching on one of my constants, child support. Child support has been a continuing problem that I have discussed in previous blogs, but I want to fill you in on where we stand on the child support issues today:
In August, my son’s father was supposed to show proof of current payments or surrender himself to the court. Needless to say, there have been no payments and he has managed to get his court date continued to the end of September. The journey continues, but I am no longer pressed. For my son, I will pursue child support every step of the way. I will challenge his father, Child Support Services, and anyone else who stands in the way of my son’s needs and well-being, but I no longer feel stressed behind the failing child support system or the reasons behind my son’s father’s choices.
There was a time when I would get frustrated when life threw a curve ball my way, and I spent a tremendous amount of energy being upset about the uncontrollable changes that my life was taking, but as I grow up (yes, I am still growing up), I find that I am no longer disturbed by life’s altered moments. Now I find myself curious and fascinated to see what’s coming my way. What I have found is that even though I have added yet another “to do” to my list of so many things to do, it’s all for the success of my household, and therefore, a “must do” for me, and I find it humorous that as I get older I‘m still learning and growing and benefiting from the experiences that life has to offer.
So, what have I learned? I’ve learned that when life moves I must follow.
Peace and blessings.
I think that you are a wonderful mother. You have pulled out all of the stops to make sure that in spite of the boy’s father), your son has the best that you can afford at this time. Already remember that you are doing the best that you can do and nothing comes after that. Your mind-set has moved on to another page. Keep praying that God will be the judge and the courts, and the father of your son and whom ever else will get their just rewards. So continue to do what you have to for your son, and just know that the Lord will not leave you nor will he forsake you, you will always have what you need. Yes, I am in total agreement that the boy’s father should step up to the plate and do his part, I am stunned that the courts are so linient with him. My judgement would be for him to work during the day and spend his nights in jail.