Regina - posted on 01/03/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )
I'm a single mom of a very handsome 11-year old boy. Although I am my son's primary caretaker, my mom and brother offer HUGE support both financially and emotionally. My mom even moved in recently and helps out a lot!! Nonetheless, from time to time, my son asks me about his father and when or if he's ever gonna see him (mind you, he's never really known his father; he left when my son was about 9 mos old). It breaks my heart and I always try to be truthful with him; I've NEVER even bad-mouthed him to my son. To top things off, I've lost contact with my son's paternal grandmother, who bought a house, moved, and left no forwarding address or number. How do I CONTINUE to remain strong about this? Also, should I continue to pray (or maybe just "fantasize") that one day, we'll become a family (for my child's sake, of course; I'VE moved on) or would that just be having "false hope" ? Any advice, suggestions, or even words of comfort would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!