My first picture of ME lifting him up to put the star on the tree.
You deal with day to day life and it’s fine, you boss up and do your thing every day.
Were MOMS. That’s what we do!
Make sure your child gets to school every day, take them to doctor appointments, make sure they have the right book bags, clothes, snacks, a clean bed and clean house to live in.
Make sure they wake up every day on time and have a nutritional breakfast and start the day off with laughs and lots of pep talks. LOL
Make sure they feel loved every day and read them books every night before bed. Keep the monsters away late at night when they come into your bed and are scared.
But the first Christmas tree stings.
You feel all the pain again. How he gave up on our marriage and our family. How he left me a few weeks before having heart surgery. You get used to someone giving up when the going gets tough and relying on you and yourself only.
And it stings the most because his dad isn’t here to lift him up for the first Christmas ever to put the star on. But it’s EMPOWERING to know I got the picture this year. And To know that I’m STRONG enough to lift him to put the star on the tree.
Running my business from home that my ex never believed in and I’m able to provide for us. To be my son’s safe haven.
To kiss his boos boos when he’s hurt.
To fix refrigerators, vacuums, and anything else going wrong with the house.
To mow all 3 acres.
To snuggle him and feed him chicken soup when he’s sick.
I’m STRONG ENOUGH.
So while I sit here in my PEACEful house with candles lit, tree put up, lights everywhere, the house decorated EXACTLY how I want it. I have PEACE in my heart, PEACE with where I’m at in life, and more importantly for my son and I, PEACE in our HOME.
My little baby and I are happy with just us. I will never stop believing in myself and having faith in God every day and that he has an amazing plan for us.
So keep pushing single mamas out there. YOU’RE NOT ALONE.
Our babies need us as much as we need them.
And we don’t need a man.
Our children come first and they need to see their mamas happy more than anything and never settle for less than that.
I AM ENOUGH.
That’s what matters.
PEACE. Happiness, and most importantly lots of Love.
And Thanks to my mama for the picture. Moms are always there when you need them the most, as I will do for him.