Thoughts for single moms on Mothers Day

Power Walking with Jonna

Like all too many women, through divorce or  marriage to men who were uninvolved fathers, I’ve raised my children mostly on my own.  Children raised without the opportunity to see their father cherish their mom sometimes don’t know how to observe Mother’s Day.

Over the years I’ve accepted the situation, but from time to time, when seeing other women being celebrated on their special day, I’ve felt wistful and even a teensy bit sorry for myself, until I  discovered that perfect antidote to self-pity: gratitude. If I’m not the recipient of lavish displays and shiny presents, I simply think of my true Mothers Day gifts.  So what if I don’t have that happily-ever-after life I dreamed of? Growing up, all I ever wanted to be was a mom with lots of kids. Well, I’ve got three exceptional sons who love me and four little ones I never got a chance to meet waiting for me in…

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