I can’t believe it is already Wednesday — time really does pass by when you are busy. Today’s wisdom quote aligns with the past celebration of Mother’s Day.
I completely have a different perspective on motherhood by being a single-mother. One thing I know is that it is best to never compare my mothering experience or actions with others. What is meant for me is meant for me! Yes being a single parent is difficult and can get lonely at times. But that can happen within dual parent homes.
I have in the past had those ‘wo is me’ moments when I would wonderful things happening to my married moms or fellow single moms..like ability to participate in their children’s events while I worked…ability to smoothly provide for their children while I sometimes had to struggle…BUT I quickly snapped out of that! I realized that comparing was a downward spiral and did not benefit anyone. I changed my actions and made life goals that suit me and my daughters.
My goal in this single-parent journey is to make the most of what we are blessed with. I look at what memories I can provide my daughters so that they do not let the negative stereotypes affect them. I try my best to let them know they are loved and that I am always there for them. And most importantly – I recognize that I am not ‘supermom’ and make the most of what I can do and have.
If we as single parents compare our lives and parenting experiences to others — we will miss out on our blessings, the memories, and most importantly our children. We rob ourselves of the joy that comes with our experiences of being a parent.
Just so you know this quote is applicable to ALL aspects of your life!