Well then we have A LOT in common because we're both from Upstate (Finger Lake's Region) New York as well 12 hrs away... We have never depended upon our family's financial support, both from the same hometown, we have 3 children, etc... Hats Off to you as I mentioned before. You're more fortunate than I ... I hope you are getting financial aid for being a Military wife following your husband in serving his country. We had to pay for my education w/student loans. I'm very happy to see some of our footwork has helped our young military spouses. We have worked hard for what we have as well. You can understand maybe the feeling of being married w/children, but also feeling like a single parent. Our children are 23 mos. from #1-#2 & 16 mos. from #2-#3. To close for my comfort, but that's how we were blessed. Our two older children are better friends and our #1 & #3 are better together. That's how God blessed us.<quoted text> yes my husband is in the service, and no we do not have family helping in ANY way.. not financially, physically, or emotionally. our closest family is 12 hrs away in new york. me going to school full time is all done with the help of me and my husband. his college degree was paid by a g.i. bill and me staying home with the kids. we have worked hard for what we have, without anyone elses help..
Keeping our children safe is very important to us. MOPS really gave me a step up in staying home with our children for 4 years. www.MOPS.org awesome group within our churches. This website also has teen moms; military moms; all moms groups and chats. SO MUCH information available to be a great parent. Redirection is so important.
I can understand getting upset with our children. BUT walk away, cool down, and then come back into reality. This young woman has family here from "her brother" stepping into these postings. Even a neighbor... EVERYONE... you are not the only parent on earth. WE all know moments happen, but be mature enough to get yourself together. Neighbors, family, community members if you see there is a parent in a struggle step up for a moment and open that person up w/conversation. Offer to have playdates. It seems to me this young women was enclosed in her home and felt alone. I've had that, but never to do anything but walk around the house with the kids inside safe.
I pray these children aren't separated. I keep thinking a boyfriend/not the father may have done something... because recently in this area and others "boyfriends" entrusted w/children have been the killers of our children. WHO DO YOU REALLY TRUST WITH YOUR CHILDREN? Make better choices. This is just my theory. God knows and he will get the truth out sometimes through the mouth of babes. God Bless