I have been for the last 2 1/2 years now. I felt that since my marriage ended, there was nothing more important in my life except my children. Not even myself. I put everything aside for them to come first. I work constantly at work full-time and in school full-time to get an education to get a better job so I can provide for them better. If they were not here, there would be nothing to live for. This is the hardest thing I have ever done. Standing on my own two feet and trying to take care of them. When I first moved out of my ex's, I went through Hell. I cried because it was so hard just to try and pay the bills. I was at a point where I was counting pennies and selling my things. And I could never let my kids see me that way for the obvious reasons. They were going through so much as well with the divorce, I had to put my feelings aside and be there for them. That was then and now things are starting to get better. My aunt always tells me that sometimes we have to suffer a little to get what we work so hard for and deserve. I think people are amazed at what a single parent can do. We have to work twice as hard to get ahead. My children see that and realize how much they mean to me. I love them! :)

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2 Responses Feb 28, 2010

I totally agree with your aunt. I know that everything I'll do will be darn worth it for my baby girl and I love her so much. I admire you..Keep moving forward!

they are very lucky kids to have a mother like you :)