Me, A Mom

3 kids and a dog

The Reality and sadness of raising a family in the “2,000’s”

I recently felt the need to escape the house for a few hours…alone…

yes I’m married, mostly stay at home mom(though that phrase is a bit of an oxymoron as in this day few SAHM’s are home much)

yes I’ve never been a single parent, and I don’t pretend to know the struggles they have

but

as a MOM one of many moms I think (even a dad) could appreciate the need to get away once in awhile

so that is the reality

the sadness came when I told the person I ran into(social gathering) when she asked

that the kids were with their dad(and then I clarified by saying my husband….well…technically he’s both)

that is a happy good thing, that

-the kids live with both their biological parents

-the parents are married

but the clarification

that not only is the man I live with my husband, but is also my children’s dad

is what saddened me

that I know so many children and families that are in or are affected by broken homes

it saddens me that the reality of the day is

that I cannot trust my words to be misinterpreted

I cannot assume that if I say the kids are with my husband, someone won’t wonder if that person is also their dad

or

If I say the kids are with their dad , I cannot guarantee the person won’t think I’m separated or divorced

to me

that is sad

very sad

that small statement reflects so fully on the reality so many MOMS, DADS, CHILDREN, and  FAMILIES

are dealing with

I offer up prayers for all families, “broken” or “whole”,

I offer up prayers of understanding, for those who need to try harder

I offer up prayers of love, for all those who don’t feel loved

I offer up prayers of peace for all those who are worrying or struggling

I offer up prayers of forgiveness for those who need to give and receive it

I offer up prayers of a happier world, where we can look past differences, and see the love that exists in other’s beyond their vices.

AMEN

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One thought on “The Reality and sadness of raising a family in the “2,000’s”

  1. Reblogged this on ellasurreaublog and commented:

    I originally posted this on my “being a mom” page but given that classes are soon to start…..this is the reality many of our students are dealing with….that they no longer live in a home with both of their parents, and often that relationship of having two people unconditionally loving them…simply doesn’t exist.

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