I have a beautiful, smart, wonderful 9yr old girl. This is her story. Hope you enjoy it!
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Good for you, tas. I've enjoyed your comments over at jackie's "house."Your super-O is so cute!
Hey Theresa~~~I hope you enjoy your blog, I know being a part of Jackie's "house" has been fun and my first time to follow one. I have two boys, ages 11 and 13. I was married to their father for 12 years (six of those years before we had children) and divorced when they were 5 and 3. I was a single mom for three years and remarried a wonderful man. The boys call both of them Daddy. My husband is more of a "Daddy" than their father is, but I think their father is trying more lately. It is easier now of course because he doesn't have to wipe their butts or watch them constantly to make sure they don't hurt themselves and all of the other things you have to do when your children are little. They are interesting to him now, of course, being their mother, I have always found them extremely interesting, smart and funny. They are my world. My husband, their step-father, has been such a good dad to them and I am so thankful that they have him. Things have changed a lot though over the last two and a half years. For the first 2-1/2 years, he came off of the river and worked at a "regular job" so our family would have time to grow. In order for me to stay home and be here for them after school and knowing everying that is going on with them and helping with homework and tests and all of those things that make my whole life just about, my husband went back to the barges on the river to work and I am basically a single mom for 30 days at a time. My husband has given our family a wonderful gift as he sacrifices being with us all of the time so that I can be here for our children all of the time. My parents are also ill and I help them a lot of the time. I do understand how hard it is to be a single mom. Not only how physically taxing it is and financially taxing, but it is so emotionally taxing. I remember taking them out on Halloween and being so sad that I didn't have anyone to share just that small adventure with. I have now been going to back to school nights, meeting the teachers, going to parents of football players meetings and PTO meetings and it is still sad for me that I am doing it alone. I know that my husband is with me in spirit, but I would love for him to share these wonderful things I get to experience with me. It seems to me that you have a great attitude about your life and your "baby" and I am really happy that you started this blog. I think it will help you to share your experiences with others like myself who need someone to share with also. Most all moms can truly understand each other and it is a great thing we can do to be there for one another. Good luckVivian
Vivian -- Thanks for your story. I actually teared up when you talked about doing things alone. I know exactly how you feel. When Super O does something cute, I turn to tell someone about it and nobody is there. My mother lives right around the corner and has been the bestest grandma a superhero could ask for! I really don't know what I would do without her!Pass this blog along to your mom friends. I'd really like to hear other stories and what advise others have to give me.
I will pass it along. I know how you feel about your mother. I call my mother and tell her every little thing, you just have to share. I talk to my husband as much as possible, but the connection isn't so good for cell phones on the river. We text quite a bit, but it just isn't the same.