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Life of a Single Parent

You are either coming or going
At least your life is not boring
Perhaps you are a single mother
Your kids fight with each other

Their father moved out of town
But he rarely was ever around
He worked sixty hours a week
With a short time left after sleep

If only you could find a better way
With more time for them each day
But there is always so much to do
Your job takes all your energy too

Your first baby boy in the carriage
Brought great joy to your marriage
Another boy and a precious little girl
Completed your family, what a thrill

That love has vanished and is now gone
What happened that it all came undone?
Your vows were until death you do part
You meant every word from your heart

I don't have the answer, but I do know this
God must be the center of all love and bliss
That was the secret of my parents' 50 years
Amidst the good times and through the tears

Make time for your kids while you still can
It will involve sacrifice and having a plan
You have a short time before they are grown
Soon they will have children of their own

Proverbs 22:6 (NIV)
Train a child in the way he should go,
and when he is old he will not turn from it.

by Carol Salter on 10/18/07

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