The joy and sacrifices of single parents particularly the pressure on parenthood and earning a living.
We always search for answers because we want to prove to ourselves that we made the right decisions to face the responsibilities of parenthood, whether by choice or by circumstances. The truth is, things happen because it is destined to happen. Just like when we forgive people although they hurt us, which makes forgiveness very hard yet necessary. Holding on to anger hardens your heart and hurts only you. We love people who do not love us, and we smile despite the pain in our hearts. Same thing with parenthood, we embrace it as a lifetime commitment.
The role of a parent is not an easy task as we contribute a lot in shaping the destiny of our children. They are our greatest possession and wanted all the best things for them. Sometimes it may feel too hard for a single parent to do many things alone. Oftentimes it may seem hard to figure the answer for the various problems which are not just on parenting, but as a good provider of the needs and wants for decent and comfortable lives of our children. A proof that one’s will, strength and courage are not enough to survive the hard times.
Parenthood molded us into better persons. There came a time when we were trapped with just two choices: to give a better future to our children through a rewarding career or to be a parent who is always available for our precious ones as they grow up. Being a single parent proved that it is not as simple as it sounds. We work hard to secure the future of our children then realized that we were not “superheroes”. We began clinging on to one solid foundation by trusting God that He will provide our needs and guide us in our journey of parenthood. Indeed it cannot match any awards or recognitions received from a rewarding career compared with the time spent on our children during their molding years. Our children will not remember us for the material things we provided, but for the times we cherished and cared for them.
During our journey as single parents, we may not understand why certain things turn out wrong. We do not know the reasons why God allows some events to take place. All that is asked of us is to trust Him completely and let Him be in control. God will never fail us. One thing we learned in life is to cry for a while but not for a long time because life has countless reasons to laugh. Let our children become the source of strength and inspiration for us to keep moving and looking forward to a fulfilling journey of parenthood.
Published in: Family