The why I got started doing something I love will always trump the how. To start, I had to get close to my all-time low to realize several things.
“I remember lying on the hospital bed getting an ultrasound at six weeks pregnant due to the light bleeding and cramping I was experiencing.
My first born is turning 8 and starting second grade. He’s feeling excited and I’m feeling emotional. He is thinking of new things he will get to do with his older age and I’m thinking about all the things he won’t ever do again. He won’t sit on my lap, tell me if a...
“Sometimes I look at you while you’re looking at me, wishing for what I have, and I want to ask you if you’re crazy.
“You’ve been thinking that it might be over. You’ve known about it for a while, but conveniently chose to ignore it. That is, until you didn’t. That’s when your lives started spiraling downhill and then spiraled again some more;
You single dads may feel stupid for treating your ex so well when so many men don’t. But you are not stupid. You are amazing. It’s hard, really hard. Men need to cut all ties when moving on from a relationship and you can’t do that when you are a parent.
“If you think that life in a traditional family is difficult, try sharing your most intimate moments with people you feel like you barely know compared to the people you have spent your entire life around.”
“You are able to balance out my flaws in raising two children into good, sweet, intelligent kids who go to bed on time. (Good job, sleep patrol!) I know I don’t say it enough,
“There are times when I feel like the luckiest woman alive to have this man as my children’s father, and there are also moments when I wonder how I stayed so long
“I hope you recognize those qualities in him. I didn’t, but I do now. I hope you see the best parts of him every day because his heart is bleeding with generosity.
“I knew I was going to be the mom who not only made the best chocolate chip cookies but also let my kids help me, never once getting annoyed at the mess they made.
“But we did the right thing and feel proud of how we handled it because it had to be done. We gave you two homes each filled with more love than our one home together could.