Being a single parent is a little tougher (not to discount parenting all together, it's freaking hard). I carry a lot of guilt for my single mom days, which I need to let go. I'll be honest, I was a mess. It was one of the toughest points in my entire existence, going through a divorce, running a business and trying to be there for my kids. It was only me. I was the good guy and the bad guy for those two toddler girls who depended on me. I was struggling to get this business going during their hours at school and late into the night (sometimes early morning) after they went to bed. I was a giant stress ball. I didn't have that spouse to help me discipline, cook, clean, bathe, and bedtime stories or help diffuse tantrums. I look back and wish I had been more present for them, tried to have more fun with them.
Any of us would love any one of these things, but it means even more to someone who may not be receiving the extra love and attention from a spouse, or hear it from their own young children. I have an amazing husband now who makes sure I am taken care of (Thank you, GOD!) and feel so blessed, but I didn't always.
BTW, I do know there are plenty of Dad's out there who are amazing single Dads - remember this when Father's Day comes around! And don't forget to pray for them all - they need God's strength and encouragement.
Happy Mother's Day friends!!