Friday, August 15, 2008

Could I Do That?

I just realized that this is my 100th post! Wow. Thank you to everyone who reads and comments. I always appreciate hearing from you. By the way, the drink that was pictured in the last post was a G&T, my favorite summer drink. We couldn't have mojitos because they were out of fresh mint. Not great planning on their part!

Lately I have added a lot of single parent blogs to my reader. Some of them are single because of tragic circumstances, some are single because they decided to go it alone from the beginning. Whatever the reason, I don't think that anyone out there would say that it's easy. As I read these blogs and quietly root for them from my little corner of the world, I wonder what I would do if faced with the same circumstances? Would I rise to the occasion as well as they have? I would like to think so. I think that if I had to raise Luke by myself, I could, but it would be hard. It would be very hard. If I am tired or busy or stressed, I can turn to M. If he needs to go run and errand or work late, I can take the parenting duty for the night. Our support system is right there within the walls of our home. I respect and admire anyone who goes down that road and I hope that I can remain thankful for the support system that I have in my life.

Are you a single parent? Were you raised by a single parent? What have your experiences been either as a single parent or the child of a single parent?


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5 comments:

Fertilized said...

I was not raised by a single parent, nor am I a single parent - But often think the same thing

The Broken Man said...

I find that a terryfing thought!

Stella said...

it's such a scary thought. My husband works a lot and sometimes I feel like I never see him, but I know he's always just a call or car ride away.

I can't imagine it....

Delenn said...

I read Matt's blog every day, and every day I think the same thing. I wonder how could I do that. How could you move on from it. My MIL lost her husband from a sudden heart attack (age 51) (my son is named after him). At the time I thought she was going to wither and die herself. Its been 13 years this August since my husband lost his father. And you do go on.

As for single parenting in general, I applaud anyone who can do it. I think of people who do that in the same ilk of people who go to school full time and work full time too. Incredible and I am in awe!

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