Being inspired sometimes comes through the words of someone who has experienced support first hand. Below is a letter received by one of the single moms who received help. Her name is withheld in order to protect her privacy.
When I was first introduced to MOMS CANADA I was nothing but scarred, beaten and bruised. I was broke, had two young children had lost both of my parents, and honestly lost the will to go on. Day to day life was just that. Struggling to make it through yet another day. I had no hope for the future, and life was bleak to say the least.
I will never forget the day I met Meda Weir (founder). It was a divine appointment…of that I can be sure. My plea for help must have touched her in some way, as she welcomed me into the program with open arms and a smile. I fully expected to get the full barrage of questions that inevetibly would lead to me feeling guilty and not good enough. However, instead of feeling judged, I felt accepted. Instead of being put down for my mistakes, I was uplifted. Instead of being chastised, I was encouraged. Even after making a horrible mistake, I only ever was loved on, and assured that “God is using this to show you something, not to condemn you”
I have been in the program for a while now. My kids have found a place within MOMS where they too feel safe and loved. I think they rest easier knowing that their mom has backup and that we aren’t as alone as we think sometimes. MOMS has been able to buy them christmas presents, and provide us with fun opportunities that I never would have been able to afford otherwise. That time with my kids is the best gift I could ever ask for.
Through the mentorship program I was able to meet and develop a relationship with my mentor who has become my dear friend. I am so thankful for her. I know that whatever situation arises, she is only a phone call away. There have been many people my kids and I have met, all of whom have touched our lives in one way or another.
I am still somewhat battered and bruised, but I can now look to the future with hope. I can hold my head high knowing that people actually want to see me succeed. I can have dreams and KNOW that I have people in my corner cheering me on. Thats what I needed to move forward. That’s what’s made the difference in my life. I am now pushing forward with MOMS encouraging me along the way.
So…thank you MOMS CANADA!
– A Thankful Mom
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make your paths straight”.
Proverbs 3: 5-6