Friday, 05 August 2011
In September when I heard the amazing news that I was pregnant, the thought of being a single mother never crossed my mind. I had this picture in my mind of this beautiful loving family.
It wasn't too long after my son's birth that this picture was torn up and thrown in my face.
Maybe it was the stresses of parenthood that ripped us apart, or maybe the raging hormones on my part. Possibly a mixture of both? Regardless the thought of being a single mom came crashing into my reality too quick. At first I thought to myself "how hard can it be?" I mean so many women do this everyday, right?
Truth be told, these incredible women deserve to be noticed, appreciated... given APPLAUSE!
After the break up I could barely take care of myself, I had no idea how I was going to take care of a kid. I was a hot-mess of a person. I woke up every morning to this little man's face who is a spitting image of his father. I never felt so alone.
But everyday I had no choice but keep my composure for my son's sake. Even with the pressures of the world on my shoulders, I still managed to be there for this precious little boy. And although it is still a struggle, everyday that passes life gets easier.
My son is my life. I don't know what I did with myself before I became a mother.
To wrap this up I want to let all single mothers/fathers to know I am proud of them. Thank you for listening.
Are you a single parent or the child of a single parent? What's been the most challenging part of your journey in single parenthood? How do you get through the challenging times?