There are lots of single moms in the world.
Some by choice and some by chance. I would never suggest to anyone to to get divorced. It is not an ideal situation by any means. But what I am going to tell you about, is how it feels to be me. A single mom, who finally feels free.
As a young girl I always knew I’d get married and have kids. Even on my wedding day when I was twenty four, I never thought I’d be a single mom by the age of thirty.
So how did I get where I am today? A thirty two year old divorced mom with a six year old. How is this my life? And why am I so happy now? My life truly is more wonderful than it ever has been and full of fun adventures and excitement.
Although I try not to, I know I tend to judge people. As a single mom, many people comment that I don't fit the mold. I’m so happy, I have so much fun. So many people’s impressions are that single moms are supposed to be broke, struggling, or be some sort of victim. But for me, none of that is true. Many of us grew up with divorced parents. I did. However, the life my son and I have is much different than how I grew up.
So why am I a single mom anyway?
What it came down to was my son's dad wasn't the husband I needed him to be, and I wasn't the wife he thought I should be. Together we were miserable. No one spoke. No one ate meals together. It was not a healthy or happy setting to raise our son and we both knew this.
And then there I was, right before Christmas two years ago with a four year old. However, my story takes a turn for the better.
|My son and I, 2010|