Dear Single Mom,
First I want to say that this blog was inspired by an article in the Huffington Post. That article specifically addressed single moms by circumstance. That is, it didn’t consider the moms who are single mothers by choice. After reading the many comments addressing that fact, I felt I needed to address the single mom who chooses to be a single mom-for whatever reason. This is part one of a two part blog. My next blog will discuss the magnificence of single parenting and the different, but oh so positive, impact on your child!
I see you this Mother’s Day. I see you waking up in the middle of the night because your child is ill or just needs a bottle. I see you rising early, as tired as you are, to get the kids ready for school. I see you trying to do everything right because you know they are watching you and how you handle every situation. They will emulate you and because you know that, you make the decision you feel is right. I see you working so hard to make perfect choices. I see you loving your children so much it fills up your whole life.
I see your overwhelming gratitude that you are a mother on Mother’s Day.
I see the look of pure euphoria when you know your kids are happy and proud of you. I see your sadness in your eyes when you see your child missing their dad. I see your heart strings being pulled wondering if you made the right decision to do this alone. I see the wonderful childhood experiences you work so hard to provide. I see the juggling of events, work schedule and play dates and plays and soccer and gymnastics…I see it all. I see you cherishing every moment, even the hardest ones. I see you bragging about your children’s accolades. I see your superwoman prowess. I see your gangsta. I see your labor. I see you trying to be everything to everyone. I see you being a supermom and loving it! After all, this was a choice you made so you could be happy. I see your happiness despite all your obstacles. You are a powerhouse.
I see your laughter, your tears and faith. I see you doing it all the best you can.
This is part one of two parts. My next blog will discuss the magnificence of single parenting and the different, but oh so positive, impact on your child!
Happy Mother’s Day!