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Her Ex Husband Left But the Lord Didn’t

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Amy Odom at her company MotherVine

Amy found herself a single mom when her husband of many years left.

“I woke up one morning and my life as I knew it was turned upside down.  I had a lot of support at my church but there were some people who really frowned upon me.  It was a bit shocking to see some people were judgemental of my new status in life but my faith kept me going.  My ex-husband walked out but the lord didn’t.”

A homemaker for many years, Amy re-entered the workforce and was immediately met with the sometimes  harsh reality of the working single mom.

“There were many times when I was just trying to pay the bills and balance how to stay home with the kids when they were sick, how to keep working.  I tried to balance their spiritual, physical and financial well being and all the while trying to balance myself.  The caretaker has to be able to take care of herself before she can take care of anyone else.  There were a lot of long nights, dark nights but scripture says job comes in the morning so during those times I would read my bible to find solace.”

After many years, Amy was able to open a business and is now a Speech Pathologist and President of the Mothervine Nutraceutical Co.,LLC.

“Even when my emotions told me one thing, I told myself otherwise. That it was going to be alright. And it turned out to be even better. I’ve grown in my professional and personal life. I’ve learned how to forgive.”

Today, not only is she a boss mom but she volunteers her time to the refugee community.

“Immigrants are people and it’s been eye opening getting to know the struggle that these people, mainly women and children had through to make it here.  Many of them do not speak English.  They want to be part of our community, they want to learn about America, our traditions, our customs. If they’re isolated in an apartment, they’re not going to know about all the great things this country has.  I think that we have more in common than we do differences. Just sharing a smile and some food with someone can really break down a lot of barriers and create important relationships.”

After successfully raising three kids, Amy continues to fight and dedicate her time to those in need. This is why Amy, you are #MomWhoRocks!

Shea Williams
Shea is mom to 10 year old Mya. After facing great adversity as a single mom, she founded MomsWhoRock as a source of inspiration not only for herself but for other amazing moms who struggle everyday to stay afloat.

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