The marriage was supposed to last forever, but it didn't This book is for women (and men) who suddenly find themselves thrust into the role of single parenting. Just as there are labor pains in childbirth, there are labor pains in the process of single parenting. Left to raise four children ages eleven, ten, five, and four years old, Geniene shares some of her labor pains and her labor of love as a single mother. She openly discusses her early thoughts of suicide. She shares what she calls the second-worst pain a parent could experience--her oldest son sentenced to life in prison--and the peace of God that helps her to bear the never-ending pain. She also shares the story of the car accident that almost took her only daughter's life. She boldly states why she believes that a mother cannot be both a mother and a father to a son. Geniene's faith in God, love for her children, support from family and friends, and determination gave her the strength to push through the pain, focus on her children, and embrace her new life as a single mother. The divorce papers took her by surprise, but God is never caught off guard.