Thoughts on International Women’s Day

Send International Women's Day EcardsWith International Women’s Day coming up this Sunday, I want all of you readers to meet some wonderful women who also happen to be my friends. I have persuaded these women to write a guest post on my blog everyday till International Women’s Day.

The post today is by a single mother, with two wonderful children. She’s an ace professional and an equally considerate mother. Over to my friend, colleague and one of the most amazing woman I know, Donna…

Hello Everyone!
I’m not sure you guys would be interested to know my story, because there’s no story as such! But Bob insists I write something about myself and my life and I couldn’t say no.

A story has a beginning and an end, but as I said, I have no story to relate. So let me just share with you some random thoughts about my life. I’m not a writer, so you’ll have to bear with my disjointed thoughts! Life being a single mother is not tough, though there are many people who might lead you to believe that. It’s how you see it. If your child or children fill up your life, you don’t feel the stress or the exhaustion. When you come back home and see your children smile at you, you don’t really care how hard the day has been and how much needs to be done before you can finally crash in to bed.

I think the greatest mistake a single mother can make is to think of herself as a martyr. The trick to live life to the fullest is to take stock of what you have on your hands and turn things to your advantage. If I have a problem, I deal with it rather than hold my head in my hands and complain at the unfair, unjust world. I am not brave, I panic when my children Ethan and Emily get ill. But I know that I have to call the doctor and arrange for medical attention, so I can’t afford to go hysterical.

To all of you single moms out there, I’d like to say that you must at all times keep the hope alive and the chin up; remember that we have to set an example for our children and we cannot falter on that. Motherhood is a privilege and an honor. We can only respect that honor when we respect ourselves and live with dignity.

Thank you for hearing me out! Hope you all have a great time. Good luck!

Donna

This is Bob again. I think she wrote a fabulous post, despite being so hesitant about it. She’s an amazing woman, didn’t I tell you? Would you like to respond to her and wish her well? Leave a comment.

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4 thoughts on “Thoughts on International Women’s Day

  1. Donna,
    Thank you for sharing. You are such a thoughtful person. Bob was so right about you. He’s fortunate to have you as a friend. Though I am not a mother, I sort of was while growing up. My mother was ill most of her life and me being the oldest daughter, I helped raise my brothers and sisters. I know much about taking care of infants, toddlers, children, teenagers. It is a hard task. But children are to me the greatest of gifts. I am a teacher, though, and I do get out all my mothering with my students. It can be stressful and much hard work, but it is a pleasure for me to see my students learn new ideas and create projects that they are so involved in. Makes me happy to know I helped them in the creating of it.
    And, yes, it is so important that Mothers set an example to their children. They’re like little sponges, taking in everything and do what you do. L.

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