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25 Reasons I am Proud of Being a Single Parent

As a single parent, I have much to feel proud of. When struggling, emotionally or physically, I forget about all the things I do each day just so my children and I will have a fruitful life.

  1. I'm on call 24/7.
  2. I make sure the kids are up in time to get ready for school each morning.
  3. I kiss every boo-boo.
  4. I recognize my children as uniquely gifted and valuable individuals.
  5. I tuck them in at night and make sure they're getting enough rest.
  6. I plan every birthday celebration, Easter celebration, 4th of July celebration, Christmas celebration, New Year's celebration, and all the other holidays & surprises we celebrate just by being together.
  7. I make breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day.
  8. I help my children with their homework.
  9. I have created a warm and loving home.
  10. I am the one who gets up at night when they're sick.
  11. I am the one who misses work to take care of them.
  12. I have taught them the value of friendship.
  13. I plan fun activities.
  14. I am teaching them the value of hard work.
  15. I am teaching them the value of money by spending carefully.
  16. I help my children make good decisions on a daily basis.
  17. I answer all their questions.
  18. I read to them.
  19. I keep an eye on how much TV they watch.
  20. I am teaching them to be organized in every aspect of their lives.
  21. I am teaching them the difference between "wants" and "needs."
  22. I have taught them be responsible for themselves.
  23. I demonstrate resilience and determination every day.
  24. My children know they're loved.
  25. My children love me.

4 cherished words:

Phyl said...

This is an amazingly beautiful post! This is why mothering is priceless...no one could afford to pay you for all you do:).

Hugs...

Storm said...

Thanks, Phyllis, for stopping by. There are days I have to search high and low to find the "silver lining" of being a single mother so posts like this help boost my confidence.

Kristen said...

You go girl! You have every reason to be proud. Motherhood isn't easy and I have the utmost respect for single moms. Way to go!

Storm said...

Thanks, Kristen. I appreciate your kind words.

 
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