Single Mother Chronicles
My day was running smoothly, read the Word, received Jesus love and was absolutely chilling. Well, while watching The Real I received a phone call from my son’s teacher, second phone call in the last two days, but today’s notification was different, his teacher called to tell me that my child hit one of his classmates; Now, I know some parents would have thought he did it for a reason, yes that may be true, but when he previously received a phone call the day before about misbehaving in another class, you don’t go to school acting a fool the next day, he should of ignored and told the teacher if someone if there was a problem, point-blank period. Back to where I left off, I’m telling myself to remain calm because you know getting upset is not going to solve the problem, I’m listening to the teacher tell me how my child was acting a fool, not her words, but that’s basically what she was saying, I immediately apologize for his behavior because you know it’s not her fault my son chooses to be a child who’s constantly showing others that although his mother puts time and effort into raising him to be well-mannered and applying God’s core principles in his life, my son still decides to go to school and act a fool.
Why? I ask myself, “what am I doing wrong”, I know I am doing my best, praying every morning with him about thanking Jesus for His help and love, preaching to Makaii, that’s my one and only, about what’s acceptable and what’s not, teaching him to love himself because if he doesn’t no one else truly counts, reading the Bible together, I actually need to put more time in here, I’ve lacked in this department, but I still do it here and there, help with his homework, we do projects together, I have his back when people are not treating him right and my list can go on and on, I don’t spoil him with materialistic things, but I do with my love, so is that where I went wrong at? No! I choose not to rely on things that will lose its ability to keep us humans happy, so no, I choose not to believe in that notion that if you give children all that they ask for then they’ll be well-behaved.
Being a parent doesn’t come with rules it only comes with examples of how others did well or not, and those examples don’t mean it will work for you. With me being a mom to a 12-year-old boy, doing it on my own at the age of 30, yes THIRTY, I can say it has its ups and downs, but with prayer, Jesus will come in and let His people know that all is well, as Moses said to the Israelites in Exodus 14:13, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring to you today.” (NIV) I choose to believe in all that the Lord says, even when my flesh brings in doubt, even when Satan tries to manipulate me in to doing things his way, I choose to pray to Jesus and wait on Him, I know HE blessed me with this child of mine and that I am to raise him according to the help and inspiration that Jesus delivers to me, so when times seems extremely to hard for me, like today, I know that all will be okay as long as I keep hope alive and pray without ceasing for help with raising a rebellious child, whom I love dearly, all will be well. In Jesus name, Amen.