Three is my favorite number. When most people see a 3-legged table, they think something is missing. But it is a very stable configuration.
BUT… whenever I start to think or act like a leg is missing, we seem to get wobbly… So this blog is to encourage us to see ourselves as complete families already, despite the “broken-family” message we get from other well-meaning people in our lives who just want us hooked up.
I asked my daughter ten years or so ago if she missed having a dad around. She said “No, it is like vegetarianism, if you don’t have it much, you don’t really miss it!” So voila, guilt gone about THAT. We are movin’ on!!
Sometimes life moves at such a rapid pace that I am appalled I can keep standing up to the gale force winds of activities, appointments, places I am supposed to be, and people I am supposed to respond to. I work full time in a corporate Science-y (another made-up word, to distract you from my poor punctuation skills) job that they actually want me to show up to in order to get paid-ugh. I think you may feel the some of the same frustrations, whether you are a single parent or not.
This blog thing is ideal for me, even if it is a little naked and vulnerable. I am compelled to share my hope, humor, encouragement, and enthusiasm for single parenting, despite its challenges. I feel blessed to be where I am in my life… And I want to share with you my courage, strength, and hope in our parenting endeavors, whether you are single or not.
God has a big part to play in my life too. Without getting into the sordid details (yet), I will tell you that none of this, or me, or my kids would be anywhere with out God picking me up regularly, brushing me off, and sending me out again into the world. So… I am incredibly thankful and do a lot of faith pieces– mainly to keep MY hope and trust alive that I can keep living one day at a time in God’s spectacular light.
If I tell YOU about the blessings and our potential when we allow ourselves to trust in God’s care of us, I hope I can glean a little to remember myself.
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Thanks Wendy! So nice of you to stop by 😁. You are one of my Single Mom stars who I get to learn from!
I’m excited to follow your blog ❤️
Don’t give it up!
Thanks TikkTok, I re-read what you commented on, since I wrote it 1.5 years ago. It actually reminded me what the Hell I am doing here! lol
Cheers to you 🙂
We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end.
Hi! Love hangin with you! Especially at this fab coffee shop!
You are a fab friend! I really loved hanging out with you up north too!!
Enjoy your blog. You writngs are fun and inspirational. Keep up the good work.
Thanks John! How did you find my blog?
Purely by chance….stumbled onto wordpress whilst searching for blogging info and how to get started. Your wit and candor is unique.
You forgot to add in how inspiring you are to those of us around you and how many people truly treasure your friendship. However, those of us who know you also know that you are also very humble and would never say those things. You truly are an incredible woman and I am blessed to have you in my life. Thanks for being such an amazing friend to me and always being there to pray for me or my children and listen to me cry or be happy with me. I thank God for bringing you in to my life through the awesome Single Mom’s group! You are an amazing woman Anne!