When I was little, Dad would buy the Mother’s Day card to give to my mom, from my sister and I. We’d sign our names and maybe draw something and he’d hand it over. So, on Mother’s Day I don’t get disappointed when I don’t get that card. Afterall, he’s five. I mean six. God, I can’t remember anything anymore!
Maybe I want that pat on the back on Mother’s Day. So, to all of you single parents who don’t have the “dad” or “mom” to buy that card from your little ones, I honor YOU (I’ll down a Mimosa for ya too). What we do, we do with honor and courage and love. It’s a bit more challenging doing this alone, but there ARE the positives. Many of them. So, I deflect anyone’s “sympathy” that I’m parenting alone.
My goal this year is to let those that want to pat my head and give me a bigger tip is to silently bless them too and their struggles while they are parenting as a couple. That presents challenges that can be more overwhelming than what I may be dealing with.
Another goal of mine is to see the glass half full. So, one of the many great things I get this year on Mother’s Day, minus the card, is that I call the shots. I get so say where we go to Mother’s Day brunch for starters!
To all of you single parents, and the O.A.P.’s, I wish you a wonderful Mother’s Day! Another year to look ahead and empower ourselves as mothers, and as women.