It is inevitable that I write this single parent post on Father’s Day. I had so many friends and family remind me of my role as a single parent mother/father in my children’s lives. Not to take away from the father’s who are in their children’s life, but to stand up for the mom’s who are the ONLY caretaker in their children’s lives.
I celebrate Mother’s Day with a passion, I deserve that as a mom. But I, as a single parent, earned the responsibility to also celebrate Father’s Day. Where there is no other parental support, such as physical or financial, I appreciate the thought and support that family and friends give me as a single parent.
I applaud all single parents. It is a hard road to travel. But when you decide your children are the most important thing in your life, you will stop at nothing to protect, insure, provide, love and care for them. With or without support from others, you can make it. In fact, you can’t see it any other way. You will make it happen.
I know that even though I had no physical or financial support from their dads, I made it work. I fought for them, worked several jobs at a time, went back to school, sacrificed things and never gave in or up. I had family and friends who helped me tremendously and a Heavenly Father who looked after us all the time, protected us and provided for us when things looked impossible.
I would have never made it without my Heavenly Father. He has never left me or my children. He watches over us, protects us and provides for us even now that they are young adults. He loves us and wants the best for us. He has never stopped giving us what we needed.
I/We have a Dad/Papa that is celebrated on Father’s Day. He is loved and adored by his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. I appreciated him for loving us and making me into a strong independent mom. His work ethic and teaching us to take care of ourselves has helped me grow into the person that allowed me to stand strong during my single parenthood.
Thank you single parents for standing strong during the time when your children need it the most. Thank you for working hard and teaching your little ones that they matter and are loved. Thank you to my Heavenly Father who loves me unconditionally and continues to take care of me and my family. Happy Father’s Day to all the Single Parents everywhere!