Wednesday, January 6, 2016
They have such a huge responsibility, and yet do the job without complaining and turn out great kids in the process. So many have crossed my path thru the years I am no longer surprised when I meet another one.
How do they find the time to do everything needed to bring up a child right AND take care of their home and themselves??? They not only make it look easy, they do it with a smile and positive outlook for the future. They make you wonder just how much BETTER would the kids life be if Dad WAS around 24/7.
Some get blamed for bad choices, but that is hardly fair. No one has an unblemished record when it comes to choosing a mate. Some may have needed public assistance, but the ones I knew got off of it as soon as the need disappeared. Some DO have the Fathers involved and make sure their kids see love and affection from all sides.
I understand the skepticism when I came around, possibly being in their lives. It's hard to trust a new face around your little ones and I respected that. A new person with Mom is a big deal in a child's eyes. I also knew that they should be careful when we first started going out since safety was the biggest concern. Sometimes, the people I was seeing were viewed as "bitchy" but in reality, were just confident and focused women.
They have so much to worry about - feeding the kids, schooling, keeping everyone healthy, paying the bills, clothing everybody, and last but not least, taking care of THEMSELVES.
What brought this on?
Tell your Mom you love her today. She earned it.