this would be the midnight talking

Thursday, May 24

My eyes feel strained, staring at this bright screen in my dark house. I was just upstairs checking on my sleeping Everett, who's now breathing deeply with his arms sprawled out and relaxed over his head. A relief to see after the valiant effort he put towards doing anything but that tonight. I know that in the morning, I'll wake refreshed and renewed, completely forgetting how lonely a quiet house can make you feel while you pathetically stare at your computer screen in the middle of night. Yes, I know it will all feel brighter tomorrow. But at about 5:00pm today, I put on my "I'm all done" hat, and it still hasn't come off yet.

I won't go into a lot of detail, because honestly I don't trust my description of reality at this hour, but this week hasn't been the easiest. It hasn't been all bad either. But when your husband doesn't get home from work until 3am every day and then leaves again at 7, that little taste of single parenthood can sometimes make poking out your eyeballs feel like an appropriate reaction. {Gosh, I love that guy though. Sometimes I really can't believe how hard he works for us}

So in light of all this hullabaloo, I would just like to take tonight's little moment of self-pity, and frustration, and just plain old worn out, and trade it in for a 'hats off' moment to single mothers. In all their forms. Even if it's just for a week at a time. So HATS FREAKIN' OFF to you. You are kings of the hill and the cherries on top in my book. I respect you like crazy. Thank you for doing what you do every day. And however it is that you're making it work, you're doing such a good job.

100 comments:

Urban Nester said...

Love this. Love when the midnight does the talking.

molly
http://alwaysamrsforeverakidd.blogspot.com

Erin said...

Very sweet, thank you.

Makaila said...

Sydney. THANK YOU. Thank you, thank you. I'm one of those single mom's and gosh, did I have an "I'm all done" moment tonight. But, of course, we aren't. It's just a moment. Thanks for taking your moment and giving a shot out. You really can't know how much I appreciate it. :)

Hailey said...

I've been feeling exactly the same way! You aren't alone in how hard it gets. Those single parents are much cooler than any superhero in my eyes.

Andrea said...

Hang in there momma! You got a good man there working hard for you. It's hard doing it alone. My husband has been working in Seattle (we live in Vancouver, WA) the past three months, M-F. I have a five year old, and it is ex.huast.ing. But you just keep going. And it's ok to have those "all done" moments. Every night by about 8pm, I'm there!

Caitlin said...

Being a single mom is definitely not easy. I have been blessed with amazing parents that took me and my daughter in and have helped us so much. Incredible support has helped us get through this! I am now happily married and so glad to have a complete family :)

Hats off to you Sydney! It gets hard but you are doing such an amazing job!

Val H. said...

Holy shnikey's that is tough. I bet Tyson misses y'all like crazy!

Kristie said...

You could have taken these exact words out of my mouth! Single mommas are amazing!!

lettersfromlaunna said...

Being a single mom is very challenging, the first when I was very young, the second when I was older and my marriage failed. I have the most amazing support system, otherwise I couldn't do it either... it sounds like you have such a wonderful and dedicated husband;) Great post:)

Emily said...

My friend and I joke about poking our eyes out whenever our children do something crazy or have a day full of tantrums. I love peeking at my daughter when she's sleeping and peaceful, it balances out the crazy a bit. You're an awesome mom. Keep up the good work!

desorden150 said...

This is really good but I think it's important to recognize single fathers too! They deserve as much credit and recognition as well!

Kate said...

some say they have the best thoughts in the shower, i say people have the best thoughts after midnight. often times its these late, stil moments when you've had it that you can articulate best. beautifully said. hang in there :)

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Dearest Lou said...

Such a sweet post Sydney, must be so hard with your husband gone a majority of the day /: Keep up the outstanding job!

xx
Cecilia
dearestlou.com

Bon Bon said...

yes yes and yes some more! I've only had a handful of days morphing into evenings with just the Bean and I, but I totally know the feeling. Gold medals to all the single moms out there! I have a friend with two tiny tots, who is working and going to school, annnnnd her parents live in a different state. Pretty sure she would get my vote for President of the United States. xoxo

Elisa said...

Sydney, you don't need to feel lonely! There are a lot of women and girls out there feeling the same...And there are coming better times, I promise!
So lift your chin up girl ;)

Roanna said...

loved this... so sweet!

Su said...

Sydney,
I came to know your marvellous blog just very recently.
I'm Portuguese and I, myself, am a recent mother to. I can imagine how hard it maust be for you to be alone with Everet - even though you know your love is working for you - but just try to thing in all the positive things you do have. For me it works thinking of weekends, of breakfast's of walks on the park... or just a romantic weekend off for two :)
Hope these words made feel a tiny better.
Big kiss sweet Sydney

P.S. And just wanted to say that you are a knock-out mother just gorgeous, with a gorgeous son :D

Beatriz Fernández said...

qué foto tan bonita, un beso!!

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Shannon said...

Girlfren - thanks for this. My sissy whom I extremely close to has two beautiful little girls. She *HAD* a seemingly happy family until her (now ex-)husband cheated on her. SHE is now a single mother, & boy oh boy has it been painful to watch how hard she's had to struggle to make ends meet & provide for those little girls...all because of something that was not her fault and not her choice. Anyway, my point is I resonate completely with your sentiments of respect and admiration for single mothers in all their forms. You're a marvelous writer girlfren, & i'm hard pressed to find those who'd I'd describe that way. Keep it comin! And good luck with the lonely nights. You're gonna be juuuuuuust fine little lady. :) xoxo
-Shannon
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House of Tong said...

You got this Sydney!!! Maybe you may need to hook up your favorite beverage in an iv drip to help keep you going further in the meanwhile. Har har. I will have to say I appreciate you finding the beauty in this struggle, and how it made you grateful for all the single parents out there. Bittersweet. I really love this post and your example. Xoxo

kimberly said...

So true! Mom's are truly amazing and deserve all the love and support they can get.

stefanie hurtado said...

i adore your honesty. such a caring momma :)

ZADIN said...

I haven't seen my husband for almost 6 weeks who has to be involved in a project in an other country. I have a full time job. We have a 3 years old son.

Yes... it's hard as hell and we miss him so much but what to do? Life isn't always easy and maybe there lies the beauty of it.

I know how you are feeling and I sympathize with you...

Zadin ♥♥♥

VIC THE MOOSE said...

Way to find some positive in an exhausting situation! I was raised by an incredible single mom b/c of my dad's death, and now that I'm a mother I cannot comprehend how she did it all. She gives all the praise to God. My few days or weeks here and there of "single momdom" drive me a bit crazy, and I too tip my hat to all of the full time single moms out there. You're amazing! Great post Sydney. I hope you get a break for yourself soon.

Sara Marie said...

I love this post...but we have to remember that it's not always the dad's that are gone. I know we aren't just talking about negative situations here, but my dad was a single father for quite a while. So, hats off to the dads too!

❤Sara
Sunny Blonde Studio

Ash Louise said...

This was really sweet. Hats off to you single moms and single dads! You're amazing :) And to you too Sydney, hats off to you doing it just for however long you have to do it. The little guy appreciates it!

MintJulep said...

Wow I couldn't relate more to this post. Some weeks that is how I feel too, like a single mom. And it does grate on one's nerves to end up being unapreciated by most people, so, while I am not a single mother per se - married to a great man and a great father who lately has had to work too hard - I thank you for your words, and will remember them everytime I feel like I'm pulling this off alone.
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Natasha Fatah said...

Very sweet!

xoxo
~Natasha Fatah~
~Natasha Fatah~

Julie said...

thank you for your thanks and for this post.

theLadventure said...

you rock girl & admitting things aren't so easy means you are doing something right. And Hats off to single mom's everywhere not sure where ya'll get your energy!!

jaa2754 said...

Does my husband work with Tyson? Lol. Three kids, pregnant and living in a city that I don't know anyone - posts like this make me want to send you Christmas presents forever:). Thank you for keeping it real even through the cute tops:) lol

Char said...

Hats off to YOU...for allowing yourself to vent and let off steam...not easy to do in such a public way! You have given others strength by doing so. Thank you.
Char xo
www.itsacharmlife.blogspot.com

Jasmine Sinclair said...

Midnight might be a good time for you to write...this was wonderful to read and reminded me of the work my mom put in. I couldn't imagine raising my mini me by myself. You are so right Sydney, Hats off to all the single mothers out there!

sgunns said...

I totally hear you on the single mom thing! I was home alone with my 3 year old and 5 month old for a week while my husband went to France for work. That was an eye opening experience. It's hard to complain when really our husbands are working hard and missing the kids.

BiblioMOMia said...

I hear you, mama. The Doc works like this almost all the time--sometimes it's enough to make me scratch my eyeballs out. But then morning comes--I hope the world is fresher for you today!

Joanna said...

It is so hard when your partner leaves and you're all alone. My husband travels at least one week a month (often two weeks of the months) and during those times it's so hard to keep all the balls in the air and take care of a child all by yourself. So don't worry, you're not alone with the "I'm all done" hat there!

ModaMama

Sheree said...

I second that..there are some tough cookies out there!

Michelle said...

Oh Syd, you defiantely were right up my alley with this post, I too have been feeling exactly the same way these days... I have four daugthers that I raise alone while my husband is overseas yet another year, not to mention he is on his 5th tour now away for atleast 12 months, and let me tell you, it has certainly been the hardest thing I have ever done in my life, but there has been plenty of good to also come out of the situation as well, not only did it help me to grow up in many ways, trust better, and most of all call on God for strength and patience... The best part of the entire story though, is that I have been very fortunate to stay home with my girls and spend more time with them, and this I would not trade for anything at all... Our oldest graduates high school in a few weeks and I do not regret having the time I have been blessed with to be in my girls lives the way I have, and its all because of my Husband why I can do this.. He ROCKS!!!!! High fives to all single parents everywhere!!!!

Julie Strieter said...

Oh, thank you so much for this post. I am a single mom and IT IS TOUGH! I feel like I spend a lot of time apologizing to my kids (Ages 4 and 5) for "Mama losing" it moments. But like it has already been said in other comments, it is just a moment to be filled by many other moments of calm cool and collected pure joy;)

~J

Leah said...

I hope Tys can get home and be with his little fam this weekend. I have seen first hand how hard single mothers work to keep it all together, and I must say that it is a hard life. Stay strong mama bear, you are doing great.

Krooked Smiles said...

You are amazing!! I always enjoy reading your posts!! Sweetie, we all feel like that at times!! My husband travels weeks at a time sometimes he is gone for 9 weeks and then only home for a week!! When he is in town he is working to all hours of the night!! I had my freak out moment with my 4 year old last night!! He just had surgery, daddy is gone and he refuses to take his pain meds... AHHH!! Crawl in a ball and eat ice cream thats what I did and I have a smile today!! Sending big hugs to you!!

jenny said...

I hear ya, girl. My husband is military and currently deployed and we have two little girls. My fellow military spouses and I often say we never expected to be single parents but that's what we feel like. EXCEPT, we have loving husbands who WOULD be with us if they could. So that adds a lot of happiness. Hats off to YOU, as any single parenting is HARD - especially with a newborn.

julia rose said...

Oh what a wonderful, heart felt post! Thank you! My mother raised my sister and I on her own for 9 years. And although those years were hard- I wouldn't trade them for the world! Cherish the moments you get alone with your precious Everett, but cherish even more the moments you get to spend as a family. Everett seems to have one of the best! Loving your blog more and more. Sending many well wishes and thoughts to you and your family! It may not be easy, but it's always worth it!
xoxo, julia.

Lauren said...

You can do hard things! That's what my Mom always tells me when I'm having a rough week. Look on the bright side, it's a long weekend and you guys are goin' out tonight, no questions asked!

Maggie said...

amen to that.

Jessi said...

Seriously, HOW DO THEY DO IT. I guess we can all do the hardest things if we have to. Single moms are literally superheros in my mind, though. But at the end of the day, of course al mamas everywhere would do anything for their babies. Love your blog.

Jessi

Steph said...

Hang in there! I know that feeling. You can do it!!!

Every time I start to feel single-parent-ish because my husband is gone, I remind myself that real single moms feel are doing it ALL THE TIME, without the financial and emotional support I have from my husband. Yeesh, that's a BIG deal. Rock on single moms.

thankfifi said...

geez I don't know how they do or what kinda job tyson has?! I don't even know how parents do it when there's 2 of them!

♥ ThankFifi

Cindy and Jordan said...

thanks for sharing this. I was having a really hard day yesterday because I hardly see my husband either. I can't imagine what it's like to be a parent and never have your spouse around. But I know how you feel. You feel sad because you don't want to give them a hard time when the poor guy is working all the time, but sometimes you just want to cry about being lonely. It's a tough spot to be.

Eleanor said...

From one momma to another, I thank you for this. :) I hope next week is filled with more dual parenting than this week. :)

Jessica Broyles said...

That was really sweet. I'm sorry you're missing your husband, I really can't imagine. I miss my husband, and he works normal hours! You are in my thoughts and prayers today, girl.

xoxo,

Jessica


www.highheelstosneakers.com

holtkamp said...

hope your husband gets some time off soon! i am in awe of single parents and parents like you whose spouses work crazy hours!

Shalee said...

We have all had that moment, Sydney! You are not the only one in the husband never home because he is working so hard for your family boat. I'm sitting right next to you. It is hard. I just wanted to let you know you are not alone!

Yaz said...

THANK YOU SYDNEY!! Yes, it is hard, it gets tough...and I have no idea where we get the fuel...but we just keep going. And then there are those moments where we give up the ghost, and say, "I'm done...over it", for a little while anyway, but we stil go. And its these times that teach us how to be REALLY creative, and resourceful, and find balance where there was none, we juggle so much, it could easily be a start attraction at the circus...or earn us presidential considerations lol. And what you said is SO TRUE, there are so many different ways we have found ourselves to be single mothers, while my relationship didn't work, my co-worker and friend had a very husband who passed away, her daughter is 18 months, my son 15 months, and yet when we swap tales...our stories of surviving and balancing, are very much the same....single motherhood is a military Bootcamp, where you have no choice but to come out smarter, wiser, and more fit version of yourself. NO CHOICE. Thank you so much Sydney. I love this blog more everyday. Whenever you decide to turn it into a book, it will be a best seller, hands down.

Earthy Nicole said...

As a military wife, I spent most of the first year of my daughter's life as a "single mom". It was really hard, of course, but I think that time with my daughter created a bond we might not have otherwise. She didn't know how much she helped me get through that deployment but having been through more than one deployment, I can say baby giggles make it much more enjoyable than crying yourself to sleep each night. Keep it up Sydney, and in honor of Memorial Day, we ought to recognize those mamas who's husbands will never come home again.

.aubrey c. said...

I am so sorry, I hope this morning was better for you. You are tough and hopefully this isnt for too much longer...I have to live away from my hubby for 4 months!

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brittany said...

You are so sweet! I hope you feel better already today :)
and is hubalbaloo a word? did I spell it right?

Brittany

http://alittlebitsblog.blogspot.com

Sharna said...

Great post! I do miss your awkward and awesome Thursdays though

Sharna

erica said...

love this. i hope you feel better! i think you're doing a great job!

xo.

adventures of a spouse said...

You put it into words so well- my husband left town for a week and I felt exactly the same way. Its not that we don't enjoy every moment with our little ones, but having another set of hands to help out and some reassuring words sure don't hurt. A serious hats off to those who do it on their own all the time!
xoxo

Kellee said...

I don't usually comment, but I read every post of yours. And man, I love you. This post has tears filling my eyes, because I am going through the same thing. It is so hard when your husband has to work all but a few hours every day. And yesterday I just had a break down. Huge full out bawling, I can't do this anymore, breakdown. And then felt awful after I put my 2 little boys to bed, thinking they deserved better today. Thanks for letting me know I'm not alone. Thank goodness for a sweet Father in Heaven who is always a simple prayer away. Hope your day is better today.

Teresa said...

I read all the time but never comment (not sure why). But this post brought tears to my eyes. Girl...I know how you are feeling. Truly. My husband worked away from home about 10 months out of the last year. We recently relocated to Dallas where we both got jobs and can live in the same city again. I was left at home with our toddler daughter. Hard does not begin to describe it, does it? Even when we are bless with good children and supportive friends, it's hard. Thanks for your "hats off" to us mom's who've done it alone at one point or another. Just realize YOU deserve a hats off, too. You're doing it. You are there for your baby. You are holding the house together (even if by almost bare threads). You are loving your husband, even if from afar most of the time. I'll be praying for you. Every day. You're doing great. :) - Teresa

Em-Jae said...

Aw, very sweet post. I wholeheartedly agree: hats off to the single mamas, I truly don't know how these superwomen do it. All moms are basically amazing, but the ones who do it on their own... WOW.

Good for you for being supportive of your hubby's absence. I've been in a similar situation lately, and it's hard at times to not get frustrated... I can't imagine having a little babe on top of it all.

YOU are superwoman too!!!

Bri said...

I imagine it's hard for you and also for him, he must be missing you guys like crazy! I hope you have a great weekend!

abby said...

I think the same thing so often...how do these women do it?? I loved hearing your raw thoughts-sometimes midnight talking is my favorite voice to hear:) Always saying it like it FEELS...maybe not how it it IS but how it FEELS...which feelings really are rather powerful things:)

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Ashley said...

I know exactly how you feel!! I hope you can get some "me" time soon!

Tiana said...

thank you sydney.
thank you for being the epitome of what a blog should be.

its not always beautiful babies, beautiful words, and beautiful pictures.

sometimes its pure and raw emotion. thats life. and in a lifestyle blog, you'd be lying if you said it wasn't there sometimes.

so thanks for staying true to you and true to your emotions.

xoxo,
tiana of l'esthetique

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dxeechick said...

oh girl. i feel you. i have had many of those weeks where the huz is working late into the night (or early into the morning) and its freaking exhausting. i sometimes thought maybe it would be easier to be a single mom because then i could drop this crying, spitting baby off at day care and go to work! imagine looking at work as a break. oy. glad i get to be home, but i totally understand the feeling. my sister is a single mom and i praise her constantly!

Simply. Splendid. Living. said...

Amen to that! I SO admire single mom's and mom's whose husband's travel often.

I struggle on a regular basis (with my 3 boys) from my husband leaving at 8:30 and coming home at 6:30, but I know other mom's have it much harder.

Rebekah Markewich said...

I know what you mean! My husband had to travel a lot for his seminary choir. I was a mess with the babies when he was gone. I don't know how single mom's do it. It amazes me!

cara. said...

this week has been exceptionally hard as a single mother. so a million thank yous for this. honestly.

The Webbs said...

ahh you said it for me... my husbands been away at work (now flies all over the country for his job)and im starting to feel like a single mama myself. but when they are home.... oh life is so sweet.

hang in there.

Jen said...

Hey there,
You don't know me and I don't know you...really. ;)
But, thanks for this! I needed it...like really needed it.
Made my day to read it.
you can do it...i've been doing it since hubby got a new job 1.5 years ago...after being laid off for 2 yrs. It's not easy and it goes in stages..the transition is the hardest..but eventually it starts to become "normal" well, mostly normal ;)
Hope it looks brighter today

Dani said...

This was the SWEESTEST post ever...

I am a sinlge mother to an almost 2 year old girly...I've been a single momma since she was 2.5 month old..My husband (who I'd been with for 10 years) decided he didn't want the VERY planned for life we started. I'm on my own with my baby...I work full time, do the day care pick up and drop off, pay my bills, keep up on my home...I do it ALL. And I honestly wouldn't change one bit. Its a struggle daily. Money is short, I'm tired, I worry, I stress...But I love and I appreciate her, my life...even him. Being a single momma makes me slow down. I have MAYBE $30 bucks to my name at the moment...and it's ok...We are happy, healthy, we're loved and supported...Parenting with a partner or without is hard...but it's what you gain from it that makes you wake up every morning and keep going....

The Webbs said...

okay on a happier note-i just came back to this page to notice how sweet this picture is of you two. you are one rockin mama-look at those biceps!!

Leanne said...

Gosh. My thoughts exactly! There are totally times when gouging your eyes out with a fork seems totally reasonable after dealing with the chillens all day by yourself. My husband is gone for 6 weeks on an internship and I have a 2 year old and a 4 month old. Holy hell, I have no idea how single mom's do it! In other news, my husband is in DC for his internship. We were there last year as well and just couldn't find housing for us all this time around. I honestly told him to keep an eye out for you and if he happens to spot you, to let you know that you and I are BFFs. You just don't know it yet :)

Norma said...

Thank you! As one of those single moms, my mantra is and always be 'It is not always easy but it is ALWAYS worth it'. Keep on keeping on, Hon....

Vero S. said...

I know how you feel! It often feels like I am a single mom because of my husband's work schedule...came home at 3am last night too. I am always thinking, how do these single moms do it, they really are supermoms!

Nicole said...

i wish i could hug your shoulders and tell you how much i am adoring your honest real life posts. THANK YOU! I love seeing into your heart and life.

literally don't know how you do it with your hubby being gone so much. what does he do again?!?!

xo

lori said...

hope you are able to get some sleep and spend some time with your husband this weekend!

mkbruin said...

If only Time Magazine knew how to show appreciation for mothers as eloquently as you did in this post, they'd probably been enjoying much better comments on their covers. I'm not a mom yet, but from babysitting, nannying and myriad other childcare experiences I'd like to say keep up the good work. If this blog is even half of how much love you show Everett he is one lucky little boy. Hope next week is better than the last.

www.bruinetteinwonderland.com

Tanyel Vershon said...

I love love love this. I was raised by a single mom and I seriously thank her everyday for her sacrifices and love. it's not easy as we all know but there something about a single mom that just has me in awe'.
Great post.
xx....happy holiday wknd!

www.tangledinthecity.blogspot.com

His Little Lady said...

i'm not a mom so i don't know how this feels. but i do know that my mom worked very hard at raising me and my three older brothers when my parents first got divorced! i don't know how she did it!
thanks for being honest and so open ;)
xo TJ

Amie said...

I've read your blog for quite a while, but never feel like commenting, because you already get so many comments, mine will probably just seem like all the rest! But I want you to know I LOVE your blog! My son is turning one next month, so I feel like sometimes we are kinda on the same page. Us moms can just relate to one another. Anyways, thanks for being real. Sometimes motherhood IS hard... and it's good to know some people feel the same I do sometimes. Anyways, thanks for always a good read.

dinahtng said...

I contacted my mum right after reading your post!

My mum became a single mum after my father passed away 17 years ago. She brought up 3 kids (including me) single-handedly. I've always known that she is a strong woman, but I've never given much thought about how she felt during her lonely nights.

Thanks for sharing!

Hats off to all the single mums!

Dinah

The Everyday Album said...

I commend you BOTH on the hard work you do... hope you get a fun date night soon!

Life etc... said...

Although I've only got uni assignments and deadlines to compare to, rather than a bub and a hard-working husband, I know that over-tired and over-it feeling you're describing! It's so great though that you can still manage to turn that around into something positive :)

Life Etc

Lindsay said...

I follow your blog every single day but don't always comment. I am a newly single mother and it is SO HARD. I am so sorry your hubby is working crazy hours! It will all pay off I am sure of it. Hang in there girl. Im here if you ever need to vent...single mom style :) HUGS

Charity S said...

When people say "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger" the part they neglect is that before you are stronger, you are almost killed. Hang in there!

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Caitlin said...

I really needed to hear this. Thank you. I am a single mom and do everything by myself day in and day out for my little boy. It's so hard, and sometimes I don't get to enjoy him because I am always doing everything else.

lalageorgia said...

Thank you so much for those lovely words.

Im a single mommy myself and its nice to hear some acknowledgement for what I do for my son and I each day!

Great post! and I love reading your blog!

xoxo

lalageorgia.blogspot.com

Shaina said...

I had that same feeling the day Emmett was born, sitting in the hospital with my husband and entire family helping out post c-section. It only took me a few minutes to realize that it takes one seriously strong woman to raise a child on her own!

Perpetuity said...

Oh yes I know this feeling! Thank goodness a nights rest can somewhat rejuvinate you for the next day. My heart goes out to single moms that dont have that husband coming home to look forward to!

~Heather

Monique said...

4 days late, but I'm kind of happy I get to read all the lovely comments. Whenever folks ask me, "Is it hard being a single mom?" I respond and say - I think most moms get a taste of it every now and then. We all sacrifice, we lay down, we cry, we work hard. We all have moments when we need to cry out, but you know what - we're human, and that's ok. You're doing a great job, we can all tell!!!

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Kerri Lynne said...

Such a sweet post & I love the picture :)

mollyluc said...

Love this post and I love your writing! Love how personal it always feels; like an actual conversation with you!

Jo said...

Thank you Sydney, for recognizing us single mothers. But there are the good days, just like there are the bad days. :) Tys is also doing his best, what a great husband and dad he is :)

Bethany Sines Photography said...

ugh, oh my gosh YES, doesn't single parenthood totally suck? well technically I can't speak like I know, cause I actually have a husband, but he's been gone for an entire month now and everybody in my little family has just about had it. So i feel you-the poking out your eyeballs thing i right about on target. And that's just from the physical stress of it, not to mention the emotional and mental anxiety and lonliness of it all. I loved your choice of words in this post. It's nice to know other mom's are struggling sometimes like I am. : )

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