I have friends who are single parents, they work hard. You can tell they are raising their kids alone just by looking at them. They look tired, stressed out but happier than hell. I think that sometimes it’s easier to raise them alone as there is less fighting and plus you get those two free weekends a month!
Making all the decisions alone is overwhelming, being the responsible one is terrifying, and at the end of the day, it feels like you are all alone in the world.
I’ve been there. I was twenty years old and raising baby alone. It was me who did all the work, it was me who dragged my kid to school, to lessons, to bed. There was no “wait till your father gets home”, there was no one but me. It was wonderful.
My son and I bonded. We had a blast growing up together. We always had fun, broke but happy (for the most part).
There is no easy way to get through it, and it is very hard work. I promise you though, when your child comes home with an accomplishment, you get all the credit. You get to feel amazing, you get it all for yourself.
The happiest moments of my life were watching my children grow to be happy, strong, smart and wonderful adults. Women who raise men by themselves end up with sensitive and loving men, they will treat their women with respect and honour. They will make wonderful fathers and grandfathers.
My son said to me the other day “I’m proud of you, mom”, it was the happiest moment of my life. If only he knew that I’m even prouder of him.
Bless all you single moms out there, you’re doing a fantastic job. The tears go away, I promise.