I grew up with a single mother most of my life.
I never had a shadow of a doubt in my mind that she was Wonder Woman.
There were 5 of us. And she was rocking it.
It always looked so easy… I mean, she really never missed a beat. Breakfast was alway ready in the morning. Dinner was always on the table at 6.It didn’t matter if she was working full time. Or in the mist of the more-than full time baby that was taking care of my elderly grandparents.
I had no idea that I would find myself more like my mom then any of my siblings. but here I sit. A single mom.
I guess in a way I do have it easier than most. My Ex and I get along, very well.
When we made the decision to split, I decided then, that all things aside, no matter what issues I may have with him, that has nothing to do with us raising our daughter in a caring environment, and now that he has another child, it only brings more fuel to that fire. I want these kids to have the best life, and the most love. And never doubt that no matter what.. theres always soft place to fall.
Now… Like any mother I have my moments. I work full time. I get stressed. I fly off the handle. Who doesn’t right?
I have not doubt in my love of my daughter. Where I struggle, is finding time to love myself.
Where, in the chaos of my daily motion do I find time to worry about me? When do I rebuild? how dare I take a second away from the precious time have my daughter with me? Who in the world wants would even be remotely interested in my little pre-built family.
I think back on my childhood.. and my omni-present, always angelically smiling mother. She did rebuild. She found the time, she found the man.
We’ve talked about it.. cause who better to ask than the woman herself.
And all she could ever tell me, was “Babygirl, In patience a and prayer all things are possible.” - thanks mom, that’s not exactly how I imaged the advise she would give. I was hoping she’d tell me WHAT to do, and pray was not the thing that I was reaching for.
How what that even supposed to work? I mean what about now? This woman is crazy..
All im gonna say right now.. is a think she may have been on to something…
Good Job wonder woman.