Meg Lowery once said that being a single parent is not a life just full of struggles, but more of a journey for the strong. In a perfect world all babies would be born to two parents that had every resource in the world to care for them. It doesn’t matter what age you are–16 or 46, being a single parent is tough.
I have a lot of respect for all single parents– because if it take a village for two parents to raise a child; it’s going to take a city to raise your child as a single parent. But, you know better than any of us that every moment you spend feeling sorry for yourself is a moment of your child’s life that you miss.
Single parents would love to worry, but they don’t have the energy and time. If something is meant to be, then it will be. There is no doubt at times mistakes are made, but you keep your head high and learn from them. Lot’s of things are hard–school is hard, work is hard, life is hard, but loving your child is the easiest part of it all. That’s what gets you through the day.
Lisa Barrie is a single mother that is faced with an almost impossible task. I am sure you have heard her story many times by now. On July 2, 2015, Lisa went to wake her son Jeffrey. He neither moved or responded. Diagnosed with meningitis, her 12 year-old son suffered two strokes and was admitted to CHEO in Ottawa. Today, his future prognosis is still uncertain.
When your child looks you in the eye the first time, when you see that first beautiful smile, the joy in your heart is indescribable. You know that the tough times will pass, and that there are daily miracles and many of them manifest from your child. That’s what Lisa prays for every single day, for Jeffrey.
As parents we have faith that the universe will provide what you need. Lisa Barrie never thinks that the dream of bringing her son Jeffrey home is over because it’s not. We have this hope in life as an anchor, for the soul, firm and secure.(Hebrews 6:19 ) Please donate what you can and help Bring Jeffrey Home.
After all, we all know that love can move mountains!
Jeffrey’s Journey Home Facebook Page
A Carleton Place Mom’s plea—Help me bring my son home
Saturday, November 28at 8:00pm in EST
Carleton Place Legion
Join us for an evening of Dancing, drinks and fun but most of all to help us Bring Jeffrey Home to his family
Tickets are $10 each. They are not quite ready but we wanted everyone to save the date for us 🙂 I will post ticket locations the moment they become available
Entertainment by Arlene Quinn and The Mike Fahey Band