I took the short trip home this weekend, to see my mumsy wumsy for Mother’s Day. I’m the only child, so I don’t have any siblings to take up some of the slack. Actually I don’t mind going home, I really do enjoy it, it’s just the long drive of nothingness I dread.
I look back growing up and I’m just simply amazed at how my mom was able to raise me. Her salary, our needs, raising me a boy(still much easier than a girl, I think haha), taking care of her needs, and providing a loving and nurturing home. It wasn’t always easy, I knew that, but she did her best at keeping things as normal as possible. We were a team, and we still are, and always will be.
Single parents are some of the real hidden heroes of the world. Working, keeping up a home, and raising a child all at once is a greater endeavor, than anything a superhero has to take on . They are the ones that should get the media attention not the bundles of trash like P. Hilton. The late nights, the early mornings, the long hours, the double duty of parenting, the list goes on and on. It seems that the list is never ending.
Angels don’t come in the forms of wings and feathers, they come in the form of single parents (especially mothers) and love. They are the the ones that shield you from the ugliness of the world. They ARE the miracle workers of this world.
To all my single parents out there, I salute you, pray for you, and above all respect you. You have an amazing and daunting job, and for that you deserve the world, but for now, take this “Thank You”. I The burden you carry may seem unfair, and insurmountable, but just want you all to know that you CAN and WILL make it.
I look back, I’m so grateful of my mother for all the sacrifice she endured so that I could have. My hat’s off to you Mom. If I’m the reflection, of your work, I think personally, you did alright! 🙂