SMORE is for All Single Moms
I came out of the local library after posting a flier about our Single & Parenting series, I was discouraged because we’ve not had the responses I’d hoped for. Questioning why I make so much effort for seemingly little interest, I got in the car and was about to leave when our of the corner of my eye I saw her – a woman walking towards me waving.
I lowered the window.
“Are you the SMORE lady?” she asked.
“Yes, I am.” Wow this was neat. I figured she had seen my license plate, but later learned she recognized me and my bright jacket of many colors.
I joined her where she was going for lunch and heard her story. Single mothers all have a story, if we will just listen.
I learned that she reads the SMORE blog regularly. In September of 2007 her husband died suddenly, leaving her with four sons, one with serious special needs. And yet she has felt that she didn’t fit as a single mom with SMORE for Women.
I hope that I convinced her otherwise. I want to list here the types moms who participate in SMORE activities.
- Never married moms
- Divorced moms
- Widowed moms
- Remarried moms who were single for a time while raising kids alone
- Separated moms
- Older moms who have raised children as single mothers
- Grandmothers raising grandchildren
We have an Advisory Board that includes mothers from various situations, different denominations, and races.
If you are one of our Followers or have attended a SMORE event leave a comment about your experience so other moms will know they are all welcome.