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Thursday Thirteen #9

Last week, I wrote about why I don't like being a single mother. I apologize for such a negative list but the list was written in jest. This week, my list is about why I do, in fact, like being a single mother.

Thank you to so many that sent prayers and positive thoughts concerning my being a single mother and for my children.

13 Things I Do Like about Being a Single Mother:

  1. I named my children.
  2. My children have my last name.
  3. I get the undivided attention of my children.
  4. My children get my undivided attention.
  5. I get all the hugs, kisses, and "pats on the back."
  6. My children know they can count on me to help them and be there for them.
  7. I don't have to discuss my decisions about parenting with anyone else if I don't want to.
  8. I get to tuck them into bed and get the first kiss and last kiss every night.
  9. I get to wake them and thank God for another day with my children every morning.
  10. I get to learn something new everyday thanks to the new discoveries my children share with me.
  11. I get to teach them and share with them my interests, such as photography, scrapbooking, and crafting.
  12. They get to teach me and share with me their interests, such as dinosaurs, football, dancing, and "new" music.
  13. I get to hear all the "I love yous" and treasure them in my heart.

Go to Thursday Thirteen to see the fun, interesting 13 lists of others.

3 cherished words:

Angel said...

Wow, this is a really good list. I am glad that your kids have such a great mom!

Anonymous said...

I didn't think your list was negative! I thought it was down to earth and realistic. Single mothers are heroes to be admired and supported. TG for those smiles, hugs and I love yous, eh? They help make the days worthwhile.

Storm said...

Thank you, both, for the kind words. Your kindness is truly appreciated.

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