Thursday, October 12, 2017

The Journey

This is the year in which both of my children are officially adults. When you raise a child, you always imagine how your child(ren) will turn out. Will they go to college? What will they be when they grow up? But all the while you are praying for success in all areas of their life. As of right now, I can say that I am proud of both my children. They didn't grow up with the "best" life but they grew up with love from many people. One of the things that I am grateful for is that I was never alone. On paper, my household is considered a "single parent home" but that's not the life my children have experienced. They were surrounded by a village of people of loved and sacrificed for them. People who helped shape and mold them into the young man and woman that they are today. I am appreciative to those that stood in the gap when a parent wasn't available.
Parenting is a struggle, regardless of the household dynamic. Life has it's way of throwing things into the mix that makes you work harder sometimes, financial issues, health problems, or just not enough time in the day. But, we make it through. I made it through just like many others.
 As life continues, I hope and pray that my children will share the things that they have learned with others, that they become a part of someone else's village to extend love and support just as they have received. My time of full time parenting is almost over, but you know what.....I've enjoyed this journey and look forward to the vacation ahead.