A contributor to Guideposts" annuals for ten years, Karen Valentin's narrative pieces about her journey to marriage and motherhood and then to single motherhood have resonated with readers. Here she collects the longer versions of her pieces and adds many new ones.
Like so many girls raised in Christian homes, who embraced the tenets of the faith for themselves, Karen had a vision of what her future would be as a wife and a mother.
Here she writes about that journey, which took an unexpected turn to divorce and single mothering that has deepened her faith and revealed the joy of motherhood, despite its challenges. Her short narratives about her experience as a new mom, to a mother of two, then a single mom trying to heal and become the mother God made her to be, is honest and heart wrenching but also laugh out loud funny. This resonates with all moms, gives single mom's hope for healing, and shows women who wish to have a family, that despite the trails, and unexpected turns, God will be there every step of the way.