Happy Mother’s Day everyone. I hope that your day is filled with the joy of your children’s smiles and the love of your family.
As a single mother Mother’s Day may not be all that I dreamed of when I first had a baby. Breakfast in bed, homemade cards and being doted on by a loving husband. The cards are still homemade, and I treasure every one of them. Most of the time I make breakfast and although Hailey tries to dote on me, she quickly gets bored with it and wants to do something she wants to do.
That’s ok, Hailey is the reason I celebrate Mother’s Day and even if it doesn’t look like the commercials, I wouldn’t have it any other way.
More than being a day to celebrate myself, Mother’s Day is a day to celebrate the family we are and how far we have come. We are not a traditional family by any stretch of the imagination, Mom, daughter and a dog, but we are a family just the same.
Mother’s Day reminds me to celebrate all that we’ve been through and all that we have overcome. It’s not easy to be a single mother, starting with finances and going from their, being a single parent makes just about every aspect of your life harder.
It also makes it so full of joy that sometimes I feel like my heart can’t hold it all. If I were not Hailey’s mom how empty my life would be. As difficult as it can be to raise a child alone it is also one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done.
When I was younger I had dreams of making my mark on the world, there were so many options, so many things to do. Now that I am older I realize that the only legacy that matters is my child. I hope I that I have done all that I can to help her realize her dreams and live the life she dreams of, as for me, being Hailey’s mom is more wonderful than any dream I ever had.
Thank you Hailey for letting me be your mom.