Why do men who raise children alone, get oodles of praise, when women do it all the time yet seem to be overlooked? Hmmm.
My Mom raised 4 crazy kids, alone. No monetary nor hands on help. She always worked, never brought men home,
didn't even date. Never drank, she cleaned and cooked endlessly, dealt with homelessness due to a fire. Put up with 3 of us being addicts. Worked diligently to help us get clean and never complained.
She robbed Peter to pay Paul. Went without meals or a bedroom, did her best to make each one feel special. Made popcorn and a night of "Planet of the Apes" seem like a night on the town!
She baby-sat constantly and took in kids, when we feel apart. Yet in all these struggles, she never stopped working. She always kept it moving. No pity parties, woes me or giving up for her.
An older gentleman once told her,
"My kids would kill each other, yours would kill for each other."
She is selfless, unique, and all around wonderful. She is my hero, my amazing Mom!
I love you Mommy, Happy Father's Day👵