For many years I have recognized my mom on Mother’s Day. Some years I did better on the “recognizing part” than others. I grew up in a “nuclear” family with parents who loved each other and their kids. That’s the way it was with most of my friends too so I don’t have much experience with Mother’s Day and single moms. Unfortunately, this Mother’s Day will be a lot different for a particular friend of mine. Her husband has given himself over to all kinds of sin and has officially abandoned her and the two kids. This situation has helped me understand just how sad Mother’s Day can be for single moms going through tough times.