To Single Moms on Father’s Day.
For years, I had a job that required that I wear a uniform that was only made in men’s sizes. I had the uniforms tailored to fit my feminine body.
At the end of a long day at work, I came home to two young sons. As a single parent, I tried my best to fill two roles. I was mom and dad, the strong disciplinarian and the feminine mommy heart.
One day, I confided in my sweet elderly neighbor. I felt that at home and at work, I was trying to do at least part of my job the way that a man would. I was exhausted.
She asked the most amazing question. Why?
Then she gave me some unforgettable advice. Be a woman, the most confident woman at work and the best mother at home. Your children don’t need you to be two people. They need you to be the best version of yourself.
To all the single moms trying to be two parents, ask yourself...why? You’re enough as you are; the most amazing woman and mother, that you can be. Your kids are going to be okay because you were the best version of yourself.
On Father’s Day, I am grateful for the amazing dads in the world. I don’t want to be you. You cannot be replaced. Happy Father’s Day.