7) It’s not easy to be a single parent…its very difficult to be mom/dad/coach/comforter/disciplinarian/counselor/ etc ….complete parental unit in one human being all the time. Although the rewards are double, so is the responsibility of my decisions. As a side note: There is so much talk/ many written articles about single parent homes and children of single parent homes -however I am a firm believer that children “raised” (Not children raising themselves) by a caring devoted single parent have NO disadvantage!!
8) I love my children and am very blessed to have the privilege to be their mom. Although there are days when my energy and patience are waning– Not a single day comes that I am not thankful for EVERY moment (even the gross cleaning up sickness moments, or tearful sad moments each family endures, or the grumpy pushing every one of moms buttons moments) I get with my children. I cherish all the moments and enjoy each joyful/fun ones all the more.
9) It’s not easy being transparent to the world…. I thought journal blogging would be easy. For me, it’s not so difficult to write, but some things are difficult to say out loud (especially to the blog world). Thoughts come to mind and you sometimes have to deal with emotional and life baggage you may have that you didn’t even realize. It has definitely taken me out of my “comfort zone” even at this early part of the journaling/bogging, but by the same token it is freeing. I choose not to write “to please” others, yet deep down you know there is a risk to putting yourself out there. There are those friends/acquaintances you could unintentionally offend/alienate and those who will judge you. I choose to be real – so I must say Que Sera Sera (What will be – Will be)
It’s day 3 of 5 on the Introduction series of my blog- Thanks again for joining me. If you missed Days 1 & 2 you can check the links on my blog page.
Have a blessed Day!