From the time that I have known Tamara, she has always been a beacon of light, not only to her children but to those around her. To me, she is a second mother; in the moments where my mother or others fell short or were unable to relate and support me effectively, Tamara filled that and continues to do so. The words that she speaks in her book, “Single Mothers You Aren’t Alone: Becoming A Single Woman of Purpose”, are not crafted words set to fill the pages of a book to sell, but genuine messages of hope, encouragement, and principles that she exudes. During my junior year of college, I became pregnant, and immediately following that discovery I sought to put him up for adoption. I saw a counselor and looked for potential families, but in my third trimester Tamara’s wisdom through her daughter is one of reasons that moved me to keep my son and become a parent. When she tells in her book, that everything that we single mothers seek to do is obtainable and to know that someone else has overcome the difficulties, she speaks from experience and a heart for other single mothers. I had no one to look to in my family, because I was the first to go to college; but I witnessed Tamara raise up five children and finish secondary education, and it was her action coupled with her words that empowered me to not only finish school but finish it to the best of of my abilities while being a single mother. Her words and work kept me, when the fear and anxiety stirring up from unplanned pregnancy began to handicap me from my potential.
Angela H. Fort Lauderdale, FL.