How many kids do you have?
I have two kids, a 16-year-old daughter, Jade, and a 19-year-old son, Justice.
What are your favorite things about being a mom?
I love seeing my kids become the unique and amazing individuals they are. Now that they are teenagers, we can have deep conversations and some intense debates. I love hearing their thoughtful perspectives. They challenge me to expand my thinking, and my heart, in so many ways! Watching them grow and mature is a beautiful reflection of God's work in their lives.
How has the Lord blessed this season of being a parent?
God has shown up in some incredible ways for our family this year. I have seen His redemption in healing that is taking place with my ex-husband who is now co-parenting, 50/50, for the first time in 6 years. His safe consistent presence in their lives is a long-awaited and prayed-for gift, one that is providing added stability, support, and security for my kids. Sharing parenting responsibility has also been helpful to me. Parenting alone as the primary custodial parent has often been challenging and tiring so this new season has given me time to rest and reflect. I am grateful.
How has Solo Parent Society helped support her as a parent during this season?
Solo Parent Society is a beautiful constant in my life and has been since the beginning. Having other solo parents who understand the journey makes me feel so much less alone. As part of the SPS team, I am SO blessed to work alongside Robert, Blake, our podcast team, and our group leaders who work together to provide resources to help our solos find healing and hope.
I am continually amazed by the courage, strength, and resilience evident in the lives of the single parents we serve. Listening to the podcast every week as I create show notes and topic discussions has brought me greater insight and healing as a single mom myself. Seeing the growth in the single parents on our leadership team continues to reveal God's faithfulness presence in ways that leave me in awe of His goodness in hard seasons. Being part of this ministry is a wonderful gift.