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Dear Mom

"I grew up under the care of a single mother, as my father left the scene while I was around 12 years old. Their divorce did not stop her from running full steam ahead after the heart of God. She took me to youth group. She led the singles ministry at our church. I witnessed her everyday make decisions to love others when she had nothing left, including working three jobs simultaneously to provide food on the table for my brother and me. I even witnessed her cling to Jesus when she received the horrible news from the doctor that she was diagnosed with leukemia. That’s right—I had a front row seat growing up watching my single mother undergo chemotherapy, and by the power of God, beat cancer.

If that’s not the beating heart of a warrior, a true leader, I don’t know what is."