A Single Mom Paints Tributes to Our Veterans

A newly single mom yearns for something to replace the solitude she feels in the evenings after her son is in bed. A unexpected text from a friend solves the problem and gives her a greater respect for our country's veterans.

When Andrea Martin moved back to the small town she grew up in, she wanted to change her life.  Her marriage had ended, leaving her a single mother, and she had lost her house and her job. She decided to return to Hendersonville, North Carolina, to "get back on my feet again."

She found the evenings, after her son, Brayden, had gone to bed, especially difficult. The solitude didn't suit her and she didn't quite know what to do with herself. She'd tried to reconnect with old friends, but they were busy with their own families. Andrea was grateful to have a steady job—she designed houses on a computer—and thankful that Brayden was happy in their new home, but she had no hobbies or interests that would allow her to meet new people and she felt the need for a spark, a new activity—something to which she could devote her free time. She could not have guessed what would happen next. (She told her story in the November 2016 issue of Guideposts.

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