Riza - posted on 08/25/2010 ( 140 moms have responded )
Excerpt from a chat message:
Friend: So, do you have any children?
Riz: Yes, my daughter, aged 1.
Friend: Nice! how long have you been married?
Riz: I am not married, I am single.
Friend: Oh! Where is the father?
Riz: He has his own world, he did not consider my daughter a part of it.
Friend: I am sorry Riz, It must have been hard, I am sad for you..
Riz: You do not have to be sorry nor sad, I am not..
Most of the people I talk to feels sorry when they realized that you are raising your child or children alone. I got to say it is not a walk in the park but it is not hell either.
Being a single parent, whether by choice or circumstance is something I am not ashamed of. It is something I am not sorry for nor sad about. It is my life I am living and I say I am surviving it.
While the suitable family consist of a Dad, a Mom and a baby, my family is only Me and Zoe. She have a daddy and a mommy in me, all rolled into one.
I will make her feel that none is missing, that all the love I could give could also be equal to, if not over the love two people can give.
This will not be easy and I have a long long way to go. But I will be stronger than what I am now cause my daughter deserves better, and it does not always mean that missing a male figure in the house does not make it less of a home.