Lonely places I have been: Alone with 2 small children while my husband drove over the road. Homeschooling two children while expecting a third. I have held on while everything fell apart, and my husband left when the baby was 4 months old. I have raised three kids by myself. I held on when my son was angry and my daughter was sad. I held on when the baby needed... everything. I have done teething, potty training, puberty, alone. I have seen God replace washer, dryer, hot water heater, refrigerator, and keep the jeep running. I have sat with two children while one had eye surgery. I have cleaned the house, prepared the meals, and paid the bills. All by myself. Because if I didn't do it, it didn't get done. And I have learned: I can do this. God is Good.
I have walked the lonely places, and I have found my strength.