What inspired you to write Through the Eyes of a Single Mother?
I’ve always enjoyed writing, I have journals filled with my thoughts and encouragement to myself in my darkest hours. My only sister died 13 years ago and it was my goal to write her story. With each sentence there was a tear and unexplainable emotions so I stopped writing. A few years ago a married lady who I met through my son’s flag football team was listening to me talk and said you should write a book for single moms. I looked at her and smiled. She was right, I could encourage someone else in similar shoes. Every year this idea was on my vision board, yet was never accomplished. 2020 it was on my board again and this time I gave myself a deadline. I wanted to have my book completed and published for Mother’s Day. January went by and I only had the title. February came, I started with my names of my chapters. March I couldn’t focus. Covid-19 hit and forced me to stay home, they always say when life gives you lemons make lemonade. I was able to complete my book in three weeks during the month of April. I met my goal and released my book on Mother’s Day.
What do you hope readers will take away from your story?
I want others to know, you are not your mistakes. There is nothing easy about raising kids alone, but with God all things are possible. You can make it and raise successful healthy kids alone. In life things happen beyond our control, but we do not have to let that control our future.
What advice would you give to aspiring authors?
Be patient and believe in yourself. I believe everyone has a story to tell, you never know who is going through something similar and could benefit from your testimony.
Give us an interesting fun fact about your book?
This is just the first of many!
What helped you get where you are today and what steps did you take?
My faith in God without a doubt and my children. Knowing that I have three children that are depending on me. Is all the motivation I need to push myself to become a better mother, daughter, sister, friend and woman.
What is something most people don’t know about you?
Many people don’t know that there was a time in my life that I was homeless, but still hopeful.
What is one thing you miss from your childhood?
I miss my sister, she was my best friend.
If you could undo anything from the past, what would it be?
I wouldn’t change anything from the past, because everything has played apart into who I am today. The good, the bad and the ugly.
What is your favorite and most treasured memory?
This is a tough one, I have many great memories. I would say the birth of my children, without them there would be no story.
What’s your ultimate goal in life?
My ultimate goal is to travel the world and encourage others in life. I want to make a positive impact in the lives of other and hear those words, “Well done, thy good and faithful servant.”
How can everyone keep in contact with you on social media?
You can follow me via Instagram @miss_miesha_ , Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/miesha.weaver or follow my book page https://www.facebook.com/Through-the-Eyes-of-a-Single-Mother-100586635022809/ .