11 Jun Witnessing An Appalachian Single Mom’s Miracle
An Appalachian mom recently shared her story about another Appalachia mom in need.
As I walked into the ladies’ room, I could hear someone sobbing in one of the stalls. Once in my own stall (fine, TMI), I realized the girl in the next stall was both sobbing and talking on the phone.
She and her 7-year old had been in northern Ohio to attend her brother’s funeral the previous day. Now, her fuel light was on, and when she went to refuel, she discovered her paycheck was being deposited on Monday instead of the usual Friday, due to the Memorial Day holiday. So here she was, stuck in southern Ohio without a penny, with a young child, and she lives in Tennessee.
Needless to say, I started crying, too. I have been there – a single mom with no money and still needing to be able to feed my kid or drive my car, feeling completely helpless.Seeing as how I myself had no money on me, I simply asked G-d to please help her, because I knew I couldn’t.
While this is happening, another woman came into the bathroom and went into the third stall. I’m sure she too was listening. I know, it’s rude to eavesdrop. But hey, she’s on a phone in the public restroom – it can’t be helped. The third-stall woman came out and I thought she had left. As it turns out, she was waiting for the young mom by the sinks. When that young lady finally went to leave the restroom, I heard from the third stall lady “Excuse me…”