Like most people, my life has been a journey. When I think back to my childhood, I never would have imagined some of the roads I have traveled.
At my high school graduation they played “You’ll Never Walk Alone.” If you haven’t heard that song, I think listening to Susan Boyle sing it would be worthwhile. I remember when I heard that song as we marched in for graduation the words seemed odd to me. Why would they talk about walking through storms? Of course, at seventeen I just thought about walking through rain. But the song spoke about the life ahead. I had no idea what it would mean for me.
Although As Angels Sing is fiction, the characters and events reflect many of the storms in my own life and some of the gifts I received. God was always with me and my hope was in him. Even though some of my dreams were tossed around, my Savior kept me anchored. God’s way brought great blessings. His way was always better even when it wasn’t easy.
Being a mom is one of the best gifts I received. From the moment I found out I was pregnant, I felt blessed and waited in anticipation full of dreams for my child. Like my character Robin in the book, all thoughts focused away from myself. I was very careful about what I ate and what I did. I wanted to protect the child within.
After my daughter was born, I remember I constantly watched her sleep and held her little fingers in awe. I was slightly younger than my character, but I took my responsibility of being a parent seriously. My two children have brought such joy to my life. We spent quality time together and created many wonderful memories. I continue to help them through their own adult journey of faith.
In my later years, I realized how God feels as a father watching over his children. He guides us and shapes us into the people we are called to be. I now understand how he must have felt when I disappointed him, but he never gave up. He might not like what we do, but he always loves us. He is a forgiving father. Robin and Tina both give others the same unconditional love and change lives doing so.
He might not like what we do, but he always loves us. He is a forgiving father.
I hope Robin will be an inspiration for other single mothers or those considering abortion. Robin was challenged even more by having a Down syndrome child.
I hope you will come back as I speak from the heart on being a single mom, faith, hope, Down syndrome and other issues like dementia and homelessness.
Until the next time,