It’s the hardest job in the world, and you do it all on your own. That’s superhero-status, if you ask me. Being a single mum is one of the toughest tasks a woman can be faced with in her life, but you always handle it with charm, compassion and grace (even on those weekends that you’ve worn the same sweatpants for two days and haven’t showered in three).
Being a mum is so much more than taking care of your children. It’s about managing a house, working hard in your career and still being able to, at the end of the day, snuggle down with your kids and make them feel safe and loved, even when you aren’t feeling those things yourself. A single mum is able to hug someone when she needs it most, because she knows that they need it more. She listens and knows when to let her child rant about their rough day and when to interrupt and offer some sage advice.
She worries night and day, because a mother’s job is never done, and single mums don’t even get the break of having someone come home and takeover.
So this day is all about honouring you, because a single mother isn’t just a mother. She is a heroine, a doctor, a cook, a maid, a chauffeur, a guardian, a confidant and a best friend.
You Make the Greatest Sacrifices
You ladies are empowering to us all, and if you get sick of hearing about what a hero you are, take a moment today to stop and relish in the fact that you’re seriously kicking butt. You may not always feel like you’ve done the right thing. Chores may be perpetually undone. Money might be tight. You lose your temper from time to time, but that’s okay. You’re only human. And your kids know better than anyone else that regardless of what might happen or be said, you love them more than life and you do everything you do just for them.
Many of you are out there raising young boys without a father around, struggling to teach them how to be a man when you’ve met so many rotten ones yourself. Don’t be worried. Your love and compassion will be etched onto your son’s heart, and he will learn to appreciate women far more deeply than he ever could have otherwise, seeing how much you sacrifice and how hard you work just for him.
Even though being a single mum is rough, and you dread those date nights when you have to scrutinise every detail of the man across the table and wonder whether he’d be a good fit as a father, you’re still a gem. Get dressed up, do your hair, paint your nails and slip into that dress you haven’t touched in years. Being a single mum shows how powerful and independent you are, and that’s pretty darn sexy.
So Happy Mother’s Day to all of you tough, stubborn, courageous, giving and selfless single mums out there. You are truly the unsung heros of this world who we’ll never be able to thank enough.
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