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Guest Post by Momma Fussell

A couple weeks ago on Instagram, I invited some of you amazing moms to share your hearts with me and I would post some of those stories each month. My regular contributors are dear friends, but there are mounds of awesome moms out there – stories that need to be told. This story is one of them. Carrington, I’m honored to be in the mom club with you and to let your light shine today. – Courtney

Hi, I’m Carrington. Otherwise known as “Momma Fussell” to my three year old.


I’m a mom to an incredibly handsome, blue eyed three year old, named Lincoln. I love my creamer with a side of coffee, all things Christmas, and I have a candle collection that would impress The Yankee Candle Company. My idea of camping is a five star hotel, I own entirely too many scarves, and I seriously think that whoever created seasonal drinks {I’m looking at you, pumpkin spice latte} should be fired. Immediately.


But those are really the superficial things. Today I want to share some of my story with you.

To really know me you have to know my Jesus and you have to know my son.


When I was 17-years-old, I got really sick.

My dad ending up taking me to the doctor and lo and behold, what seemed like the flu was really morning sickness. And just like that, I became a pregnant teenager.


My boyfriend and I had just celebrated our three year anniversary {which is obviously an eternity in high school years} and I figured we’d just accept reality and parent the best we could. He had other plans. So it was the beginning of my senior year of high school and I was now a single mom.


I got saved when I was seven but I fell in love with Jesus at seventeen. The more I prayed the more I knew that God had prepared me to be this precious little boy’s mom. Out of all the women in the world, I was chosen to be Lincoln Fussell’s mom. That is the highest blessing and honor I could ever receive.


Although some people walked out, I was surrounded by Godly people who loved me like crazy. My family was amazing, my principal/teachers worked so well with me, and my friends encouraged me often. I kept going to school and fell more and more in love with Jesus and the precious child growing inside of me.



On April 19, 2011, at 4:28 am, at eighteen years old, I delivered the person I love most in this world. At 6 lb 10 oz, he was the smallest and most perfect gift I’d ever been given.


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Today I’m a 21 year old mom to a precious, handsome, smart, sweet, and incredibly well-mannered three year old who steals my heart more every single day. I am a certified nursing assistant, I work in home health, and I’m a full time college student in nursing school. God willing, I will graduate and become an RN in May 2015. Lincoln and I are out to beat the statistics.


God has blessed my little family of two beyond what I could’ve ever imagined in that doctor’s office at seventeen years old. There are no words to adequately describe the grace and love that Jesus has poured out on Lincoln and I.




I say all of that to say this. I don’t know your story and circumstances, but I know the Jesus that holds them. I don’t know what you’ve done or doing, but I know the Jesus that loves you no matter what. I can truly say that God keeps His promises when He says that He works all things together for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose {Romans 8:28}.


If Jesus can take a pregnant 17 year old and make all things work for her good, then I truly believe He can do the same for you.


I share a lot on my blog and I tend to get really honest. I share about God often because He saved my life and turned it around. He has blessed me so far beyond what I deserve. I’m quick to share what I struggle with, I share my journey of nursing school, single parenting, and I often talk about my favorite boy ever. Sometimes I share weird things, like the present that Linc got for his third birthday. And sometimes I share letters that make people cry. Stop by anytime. It’s a place of honesty and grace, laughter and mom stories.




Carrington is a single mom to a precious 3-year-old who loves Batman and all things green. She’s living out her dreams to help others and to inspire others to live out their dreams too. Most importantly, she’s a daughter of The King. Connect with Carrington here.


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    1. thank YOU. your post reminded me why i keep going. it’s a pure honor to share your story. so proud of your courage. so proud of your dedication to your son and for boldly sharing your faith.

  1. Carrington, you are a lucky girl to have such a large support team. So many teens today don’t get that just because they got “caught” in their sin where as others may not be seen. I wish you lots of luck going thru nursing school.

  2. What a beautiful post- thank you so much for sharing your story with us! I love “hearing” stories of how God chooses to redeem our pasts so that we can be even brighter lights for Him! Your little guy is precious and you are very much my hero!

    1. Thank you so much! Isn’t it awesome how He uses the brokenness of our pasts to point to Him more. You’re so right. Thank you so much! That means the world to me.

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