This was posted on Facebook and I could not get my breath. It was refreshing but it was powerful. Being forced into a situation where I am now a single mother, being raised by a single mother when my parents divorced at the age of 5 …. I have never seen single parent hood as the root cause of problems in America. While agree that a two parent family is best for some situations, living through a divorce has now taught me that good role models and good co-parent from mom and dad can help make single parenthood just as dynamic as a two-parent family. We are in the land of America, where with love, a great support system, good education, hard work, imagination, creative and pure moxie anything is possible. This picture lit up my heart and changed my mind about single parent hood… regardless if you are married or divorced, a parent is still a hero, an idol and a role model for greatness.
I love talking to my friends on the telephone. It’s like having a little piece of home (Chicago) in my living room, or kitchen or back porch. You can hear the laughter, the funny looks when you say something grotesquely inappropriate and the smiles. A chatty phone call where you catch up, dish or just talk about the doldrums of the day. Friends are the family we get to pick and through out my life, I’ve made choices that were spectacular.
Go hug a friend and feel happy!