Does God talk to people when they are in heaven?
If they do, I hope my mom gets an atta-girl from the Almighty who put everything together and who keeps it going and who will come back to earth at some point in history.
The toughest job in the world is not being president of the United States, it's being a single-mom. I know that some will shake their heads and raise their eyebrows. Moms are only human and make mistakes. Mine did.
But she devoted her life to sacrificing her own well-being for mine. She taught me unconditional love. It was constant. There were moments when the pressures of being a single-parent could get to her and she could get angry about her circumstances and about what my father did to us.
I remember my mom making heroic efforts to find my father. She called our local police department which sent out a detective. He agreed to help if my mom slept with him. Her reaction was swift and volcanic. It served to sour her on the process.
It seemed like she had to recalibrate to get back to the place where she got her strength. That usually happened on Sunday in the solace of a worship service. She took comfort from the liturgy that included hmyns, Bible readings and a sermon. It connected her to God.
When the service was over, it was back to real life and all its demands. But her batteries were filled with power that you get from no other source.
Think about all the single moms in the past and in the present. It has to be one of the loneliest jobs in the world and one of the most important.
I hope that the Heavenly Father is giving my mom some much deserved recognition. And I hope that single-moms everywhere are lifted up and helped.
I owe my life to one very special single-mom.