Happy Father’s Day, Mothers

Posted by Rita Lorraine

Hi Everybody,
Hope this Father’s Day finds you feeling appreciated! I’m stopping through to say HAPPY FATHER’S DAY to you all, and to send a very special greeting to a unique type of father that is not often recognized: The single mother.

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Motherhood is a wonderful thing, isn’t it? But sometimes a woman finds herself filling the role of both father and mother.

I did. My children are grown now, but I haven’t forgotten the struggle; in fact, my heart is often with those women who, for whatever reason, must somehow do it all themselves.

So now I’m sending out some very Happy Father’s Day wishes:

To every mother who–through no fault of her own–finds herself in the precarious position of being both father AND mother to her children.

To every mother who, after a long day at Job #2, must take up her (usually thankless) duties at Job #1: Cooking, cleaning, listening, directing, and mothering!

To every mother who manages to keep that dazzling, kid-friendly smile pasted on her face even when she’s exhausted beyond words;

To every mother who, instead of complaining about what she doesn’t have, politely works a second (or third) job to afford those things her children need;

And, to every mother who, because there’s no one else around to do it, suavely straps on a tool belt (You wear it well, girl!) and fixes everything in the house that’s broken (and a few things that aren’t).

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Yes, to every mother out there who is doing your job and someone else’s, too…this is for you. You are all wonder-women, and you are appreciated.

Happy Father’s Day, Mothers!

Best wishes and happy writing!

Rita Lorraine

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