Today on Thankful Thursday, I am talking 3 reasons to be a thankful single mom. There are so many more reasons to be thankful and I would love for you to share some by commenting on this post.
Sometimes life can knock the wind out of us. We can be hit with problem after problem before relief comes. I have been there many times. But this I do know: Do not stay in the pit for long. Cry. Grieve. Shout. Whatever you need to do to work through your feelings, do it. But do not allow yourself to stay down. Pull yourself out by focusing on the good in the life and surround yourself with positive people.
On this Thankful Thursday, here are 3 reasons to be a thankful single mom:
It is without a doubt that our children are our greatest accomplishment. They are the main reason we strive to live our dreams. We want to provide for them above what we had as kids. We want them to grow up to be amazing adults. So, everyday I am thankful to have my little human in my life. She’s watching me and modeling my behavior. Therefore, it is important that I exhibit thankfulness even when I may not be in that mood.
We have all heard that experience is the best teacher. Each parenting experience is unique to the individual. While I was able to glean some nuggets of information from my mother and other mothers in my life, no one could prepare me for my own experience as a mother.
Growing as a mother over these last 12 years and as a woman has been priceless. With every situation, whether it was positive or negative, I learned something valuable. I learned what not to do and what was best to do. Realize this – every situation you go through is not necessarily for you. It could be that you had to go through it in order to help someone else. Moreover, it could be a lesson for you to instill in your child.
Think about that. I know in the moment when we are facing hardship, it is difficult to see the lesson in it. Do your best to GROW through it and store it as a lesson learned.
Today, I am thankful for the strength to live and grow each day. Single mothers carry out the work of two people in a household. Over the years, I have had several friends or co-workers ask how I do it. They could not imagine raising a child without their husbands.
And the answer is this: we have to do it. We have little people to raise and they cannot be short changed just because we are raising them in a single parent household. From the moment we become pregnant, I believe all mothers have an innate sense of willpower and fortitude.
Declare this with me today: I made it. I have the victory. I will never give up!
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What are you thankful for on this Thankful Thursday?