The new clerk at my 7-11 is a single mom named Sam. She has a 9 year old daughter and a 6 year old son. A couple weeks back, when I went up to the counter I asked Sam what was wrong...she just didn't seem like herself. She started to cry but said that she would be fine.
Here is the story. She lives in a motel down the road. She was engaged but they just broke it off. And her son has been diagnosed as Bi-Polar with ADHD. He is getting more out of control and can be violent. Sometimes she has to leave work to go sit with him in the lunchroom because the school is requiring parental supervision for him. Yesterday, he was at work with her. Sam told me she would be driving him to school in a bit because he had been suspended from the bus. And one more suspension and he may be out altogether.
Sam is pretty much on her own. She has family but they are not supportive. She wants to find a better job
I asked Sam to let me know if there was anything I could help her with. I also promised her that I would be praying. I asked her permission to share her story with you because I know that many of you will "pray your guts out" for her and her kids. She welcomes your prayers.