Where do I start? There’s so much that goes into being a parent. However, the load triples when you have to be a single parent.
I’ve been a single parent for 11 years as my son’s father died when my son was an infant. On one hand I can say that I am used to being a single parent since I’ve always been one, but on the other hand it is entirely true that I am still uncomfortable with it. Being a parent has so many layers. You’re the provider, comforter, disciplinarian, chef, fashion director, maid, doctor, tutor, speech therapists, friend, personal banker in addition to everything else that is necessary to keep your child happy. And of course I can’t forget to mention that we have to update our skill set as our children grow.
In addition, I’ve had a few detours in life that have altered my career path and completely prolonged my journey to “ultimate success,” however I am optimistic that I’ll eventually get there.
I wrote this piece as a salute to all of the single parents in the world. No matter if you’re in the United States, Africa, Brazil, Italy or the United Kingdom; our journey is still the same. A big hug to all of you.
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of my followers and visitors from the U.S as well as other countries that routinely visit my page. To know that my blogs are touching people all over the world means more to me than I can put into words. I do my best to share stories, ideas and information that will be of use to people that come to my page. If you’d like me to cover anything that I’ve not touched on thus far please feel free to let me know. In the mean time here’s a big hello and hug from A.B.L.G.O to you!