“There is no greater warrior than a mother protecting her child.” N.K. Jemisin
While being a parent; many of us women don’t have the luxury of having a partner to go through the motions with! Many of us are doing it alone and many of us are rocking it!
And we don’t get our kudos or the pat on the back; because there are those that will say; it’s our responsibility to raise our kids! But, is it for us to do it alone?
We live in a society where men are allowed to get a pass for just about anything! They cheat on their wives; pass….They abandon their children and their responsibility! Pass….makes no sense to me; but oh well….
But in the same breathe those same people are quick to say that women can’t teach a young boy/man; how to be a man! Well I beg to differ! Why? It’s simple; we have no choice!
People are quick to have an opinion but never a solution! Will you mentor a young boy/man? Will you give of your time to reach/teach a young boy/man the right path to take in life? Will you take them to a baseball or basketball game?Many won’t and that’s why there is a shortage of mentors for young boys…ask me how I know?
And while there is a shortage; single moms are the ones that have to step into a role that was never designed for us..but we do it and many times; do it well….
1. It doesn’t take a man to tell a young boy/man to pull his pants up!
2. It doesn’t take a man to tell a young boy/man to respect himself and others!
3. It doesn’t take a man to tell a young boy/man to open the doors for young girls/ladies!
4. It doesn’t take a man to show a young boy/man how to cook, clean and wash his own clothes!
5. It doesn’t take a man to show a young boy/man to learn how to drive!
6. It doesn’t take a man to show a young boy/man to protect himself and those that he loves!
7. It doesn’t take a man to show a young boy/man to go buy groceries!
And, as I learned from a dear friend; who also happens to be a single mom:
8. It doesn’t take a man to show a young boy/man how to change a tire!
This is just a small list of things that single moms have to step up and teach their boys!
We as a society need to do a better job at thinking before we speak. So many people are quick to judge without putting themselves in other’s shoes. We are quick to look at another’s trials and tribulations and point fingers and assume! But, what if it was you?
There is so much that the people on the outside don’t know because they don’t allow themselves to care. They don’t know that you have to take a stand for yourself and your kids. They don’t know that when terror comes to your door you have to be the one to chase it away; men were designed to be the protector!
So, if you’re a single mom and you’re reading this; You Aren’t Alone! If you’re not a single mom but know someone that is; then let her know that she is doing a great job! Offer her some help from time to time.
Excerpt from my book……Single Mom You Aren’t Alone: Becoming a Single Woman of Purpose
“You are a giver by nature; because you have to give your all; it’s in your DNA…
You are worthy of your children’s love; they love you no matter what.
No Matter What, Never Give In to Negative Talk. Being positive in any situation is Key.
Step Out on Faith and watch the possibilities pour into your life.
All the things you think you can’t do as a single mom; are already done!
In Jesus Name, Amen.” Tamara McCarthy
Written and published by Tamara McCarthy
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