Throwback Thursday 5/26/2013
I ran into an old friend of my Mom’s a few weeks ago at the grocery store. This woman’s husband left her 15+ years ago with 7 young children. He left her for a younger woman and his relationship with the kids is estranged at best.
Embracing her in the store, we briefly caught up on all the happenings with her mountain of children and now, grandchildren. The woman looked exactly as she did when I last randomly bumped into her: exhausted. She had been working two jobs for over fifteen years, was uneducated, so she was making little money for hard work. One of her daughters had a child out of wedlock and was living with her as well. Barely able to make ends meet, this friend secured yet another 10 hour gig on the weekends to help raise the grandchild. Let me repeat: she looked
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