happy post-valentines day! ❤️
Hey, y'all! Happy Post Valentine's Day!
Yesterday I set out to type this super cute and insightful blog about love and the single mom, but the words just would not come. If you know me, you know that words are rarely my struggle. I sat and stared at this laptop, I typed a bit, then deleted a bit. Finally, my daughter suggested that I sit with it for a moment. I was tired so I decided to sleep with it. 😊
When I woke up this morning, it was abundantly clear. I could not write the blog I wanted to write because I was trying to write it using rose-colored words. Being a single mother isn't always "super cute" or "insightful". Being a single mother is often lonely and overwhelming.
On days like Valentine's Day, single moms often feel discarded, unwanted, and possibly unloved. While we know with our heads that none of this is true, it is often hard to convince our hearts. Those in relationships post about what their significant other bought for them or did for them, while we often only receive gifts from our children and our parents. We realize that "love is love" and that all love matters, but sometimes there is another love we long for. The intimate (not always sexual), understanding, and adult love we are often missing.
This is where I remind our moms (and myself-maybe you all too) that our focus may need readjusting. Many times we aren't blessed with what we seek because we haven't learned to appreciate all that we already have. There are often things we still need to learn and/or let go of to fully embrace the love we have currently been blessed to receive, and so that we may be fully prepared for the love we seek.
My intention was not to make this a sob story about the loneliness of the single mother, only to shed a light on what sometimes goes on in our hearts and minds on days like yesterday.
Oh, yes! I would be remiss in failing to remind you of how YOU can show your love to the moms of IAMSK by purchasing a ticket to our 4th Annual Fundraising Brunch w/a TWIST. Feel free to use the following link to do so: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/517259134997. 😉
As always, thank you so much for reading our emails. It means a lot.
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