Updated: Jun 3
Someone at work just told me that today was National Single Parent Day. I was ecstatic to hear this and of course, I had to write about it and tell you all. My biggest accomplishment in life is being a mother. Nothing else can compare to that. With motherhood came single-parenthood for me, almost immediately after having my precious.
I was scared as shit when I found out that I was pregnant and when my baby daddy left me, I definitely shitted my pants at the thought of doing it all on my own. But I tighten my big girl panties, reached deep down, stopped crying, and got my shit together.
From that point forth, my son became my motivation, and I was determined to raise him the best way I could and give him enough love to compensate for the absence of the other parent. Of course, I didn’t know then, or I refused to understand that the other parent is just irreplaceable, but damn it I sure as hell tried. I became a super mommy! Cape and all at times. It was my Pooky and I against the world.
Becoming a single parent made me very focused on self-improvement and career progression. I needed to be better and get paid more so that I could be a good mom and support my baby’s needs. I was relentless (beast mode turned the fuck on!) and until this day, my baby (no longer a baby) is my motivation and my drive to keep going. He is the reason I work hard, go to school, get up every morning and do my best. I know my little man is watching so I cannot falter, I cannot stop because I won’t want him to stop when is his turn to run his household and lead his family.
Happy National Single Parent Day to all the single parents out there!