Berks County

A Church-Based Approach to Ending Family Homelessness

A Piece of Heaven

Red Nose

I was always aware that having children and educating them was not an easy task, demanding great effort, dedication, devotion, sacrifice and above all, commitment. But I never thought that this responsibility would fall on my shoulders alone. The hardest part about being a single mother is finding the necessary and healthy balance between being a mother, daughter, sister, friend, aunt, and professional among many other responsibilities without feeling guilty, losing control, or being vulnerable to criticism in the process. To avoid falling into the abyss while facing these challenges as a single mother, I must recognize that there will be times when my mind and body will be tired. There will be times when I have to lose a battle to win the war. But, overall, it is well worth the effort for having the privilege of listening to this piece of heaven saying, “Mommy, I love you. You are my best friend.”