My mom is awesome. She’s always been a huge support to me, from near and afar. She moved close by a little under 5 years ago, and before then, we had a long-distance relationship for about 10 years. during that time, I got married, had 2 of my 3 kids, bought a house and so on. When my mother was away, she was going through a lot of her own trauma from the divorce from my father.. I do not blame her for her lack of focus with me. She needed time to heal herself!
In light of all of that, it was easy for me to turn to the older women in my church because I saw them weekly, and sometimes more. I began serving on a ministry team with another woman, about my mother’s age and her and I really clicked. Her strength, her perseverance, her love for others is what really drew me in. She would always tell me that she was a, “mean woman,” but I never believed that for a second.