I am a single mom.
For about two years now, I have been on my own in the literal sense. But the boy’s dad is an excellent father and a good friend to me. I feel we co-parent beautifully and as well as any two people could. But this post on Mother’s Day is not about that, it is about the amazing moms in my life who help round out our whole world. And how lucky the boys and I are to have them.
I have a weird schedule, you probably know that and cliche or not, it takes a village. First and foremost, my own mom, the most beautiful, kindest and smartest woman I’ve ever known. She does everything for us. She sleeps over two days a week so I can go to work. My kids jump in her bed at 6:00 a.m. and she makes their breakfast and gets them where they need to go. Then she goes to work for 10-12 hour days. She is the most selfless, hardworking person I know. She gives 100% of herself to everyone else and she does it with a smile. She is what a mom should be. And I thank God my brother and I were the lucky ones who got her. We won.
The boys longtime nanny, Zeda, as the boys call her, has been with us for almost 8 years. I am sure she had no idea when she came to work for us that it would be a lifetime commitment. She comes to my house at 3:00 in the morning on some days. She shuttles them from one thing to another, teaches them about God, teaches them rules, teaches them to be kind. She is an incredible bonus mom to my boys.
I see my family, my friends, my former mother in law, their teachers, the May family, all show love and kindness to my boys. They care about them, they teach them, they love them. And so while I never expected to be a single mom, I’m really not one. I have lots of moms who help me. Happy Mother’s Day to all of them and to all of you from our crazy family!