The Life of A Single Mom
Photography By: Felecia Causey
Single mothers are some of the most unselfish people I know. They are willing to make sacrifices for the well being of their children. Society have labeled these women as the reason the world have so many problems. I actually know some amazing and successful people that were raised in a one parent household. I'm sure there isn't any woman that planned to be a single parent. As adults we are aware that many happily ever after, sometimes doesn't happen. She have to dust the negativity off, and take on her responsibility.
As most mothers, who carry the loads of being a nurse, chef, teacher, and therapist alone, it's a whole lot of mommy battling.
Single mothers don't always receive the luxury life as she wants because she's willing to put her kids before her own. She's not always able to have a social life. As people on the outside speculate why they are a single mom, but not recognizing the struggle and sacrifice as a parent she makes.
As the only supporter of her child, you work things out as they come, there is not a manual or book that can help her prepare for what life my throw her way. Just like a household with two parents, they are learning and doing their best as the trials come.
She have no choice but to be brave, to make hard choices, and determine what is best for her child(ren).
After trying to play a role of both parents, many don't understand the emotion that she may endure. While trying to keep herself together, she also must be tough to help protect her kids both physically and emotionally.
Mothers you are doing a great job. On days you feel down or you are not enough, to your kids you are more than you know. Do what you can, take a breath if you must, but don't kick yourself to hard because your kids love you and admire for what you are doing.