To The Single Mom
Start writing a post
Relationships

To The Single Mom

You did a damn good job of playing both roles.

404
To The Single Mom
Gab Sisino

If you're fortunate enough to live with a single mother, you know what it's like to have been raised by a woman who had to play the role of both parents. Always doing double the amount of work to make sure every part of your life goes accordingly. My mother is one of those women. She is strong and independent and killing it. Everything she does, she does for me. For women who do everything on their own, single mothers are underrated.

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F05%2F03%2F635979037379943385-677537522_6359766989792035481302665051_200-1.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=575&h=b6cbdba8c34dfe348ec21c97340428ce341cbef802efeaa48203a6be0c094ba1&size=980x&c=2708610744 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F05%252F03%252F635979037379943385-677537522_6359766989792035481302665051_200-1.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D575%26h%3Db6cbdba8c34dfe348ec21c97340428ce341cbef802efeaa48203a6be0c094ba1%26size%3D980x%26c%3D2708610744%22%7D" expand=1]

Moms will always put you before themselves, it's just in their nature. But a single mom goes above and beyond. Even when she may have 100 other things to do, she will put your needs in front of everything. Whether it's driving you somewhere, making dinner, or just being there when you need her most, she's always got your back.

Your mom is always there to support you. When you're younger, she will tell you that you're doing great when you're failing miserably just to see a smile on your face. My mom always told me that as long as I tried my best she would be proud of me, but the thing is, she would always be proud of me no matter what. Always on the sidelines cheering me on, no matter how terribly I was doing.[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F05%2F03%2F6359790373819746791140744049_635976708706692662-1021307266_200.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=783&h=289354c7c13c65acdcde8a395c272377f697079a07c6ce7eafd84a58e9eeaebc&size=980x&c=22153538 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F05%252F03%252F6359790373819746791140744049_635976708706692662-1021307266_200.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D783%26h%3D289354c7c13c65acdcde8a395c272377f697079a07c6ce7eafd84a58e9eeaebc%26size%3D980x%26c%3D22153538%22%7D" expand=1]

Another amazing thing about having a single mom is the relationship you have with her. Because it's just me and my mom, we have no choice but to be close. We have the same sense of humor and can laugh about the most random stupid things forever. When we fight, things can get pretty heated, but it resolves itself within a few hours. Sometimes it's just because there's no one else around to talk to but mostly because we just get over it.

Single moms do a lot, and they do it all with tough love. If you do something stupid, she'll make sure you're aware of the fact that you were stupid. She won't let you give up if she knows you can keep fighting. She's not being hard on you, she's just a strong woman who wants what is best. She knows you can be just as strong as she is and that's why she pushes you.

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F05%2F03%2F6359790373844747151427929782_635976708937602254-513884516_tumblr_nrv4h8hLRP1uqakkbo7_250.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=710&h=60157089343443541b5799861aa71a80073500fbdd2850f0bec62e9416aaa07f&size=980x&c=818893400 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F05%252F03%252F6359790373844747151427929782_635976708937602254-513884516_tumblr_nrv4h8hLRP1uqakkbo7_250.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D710%26h%3D60157089343443541b5799861aa71a80073500fbdd2850f0bec62e9416aaa07f%26size%3D980x%26c%3D818893400%22%7D" expand=1]

As much as she may embarrass you or annoy you, she will always be one of the greatest people you have in your life. Every humiliating Facebook post or incessant text message is because she cares about you so much. You're her whole world and she just wants you to know that. Appreciate every little thing she does for you because she does it all on her own. She shaped you into the person you are today, and without her, you wouldn't even be here. So, thank you, Mom, for bringing me into this world and putting up with me ever since.

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F05%2F03%2F635979037384631118863040017_635976709190868947-1001090807_giphy.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=231&h=915bdd0793ce46fd77cfe9e505aff50aebfc3aa56a120466ac1de2976f60b660&size=980x&c=692798092 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F05%252F03%252F635979037384631118863040017_635976709190868947-1001090807_giphy.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D231%26h%3D915bdd0793ce46fd77cfe9e505aff50aebfc3aa56a120466ac1de2976f60b660%26size%3D980x%26c%3D692798092%22%7D" expand=1]

From Your Site Articles
Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Featured

Anxiety Doesn't Discriminate

This month, Odyssey brings about awareness & normality to conversations around mental health from our community.

29
Anxiety Doesn't Discriminate

It's no secret that even in 2018 our country still struggles with discrimination of all kinds. Society labels individuals by the color of their skin, heritage, religion, sexuality, gender, size, and political beliefs. You are either privileged or you're not. However, here's the thing, anxiety doesn't care about your privilege. Anxiety doesn't discriminate.

Keep Reading... Show less
College Boy Charm is Real and it's Very Sexy
Disney

After surviving a year of college and watching "Clueless" countless times, I've come to the conclusion that college boy charm is very much a real thing and it's very very attractive. It's easiest explained through Paul Rudd's character, Josh, in "Clueless". The boy who has a grip on his life and is totally charming. In this article, I will list the qualities of a specimen with College Boy Charm, to help you identify him at your next party or other social events.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

Tik Tok Stars: Worth the Hype? or Overrated?

As Tik-Tokers rise to fame, do their 'copy-cat' dances deserve the clout?

1711
Tik Tok Stars: Worth the Hype? or Overrated?
https://pixabay.com/photos/tiktok-social-media-app-tik-tok-5323007/

Oh, the wonders of social media. Trends come and go just as quick as a story on Instagram, everyone posting for their shot at fifteen minutes of fame, and the ever growing following of a new type of celebrity- social media influencers and content creators. Everyone who owns a smartphone probably has Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, and now Tik-Tok, as it's growing to be a major social media platform for teenagers and young adults. Tik Tok became popular in the United States in late 2019 and since then has grown a considerable amount. Personally, I was one to make fun of Tik-Tok and say it was a dumb app like Musical.ly or Triller, and now months later, I spend more time on it than I do on Instagram.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

Because self confidence is sexy

And as a woman, I want us all to love ourselves a little bit more today.

5779

Women have such high standards to live up to today. We’re expected to do and be so much. The great Tina Fey said “Every girl is expected to have Caucasian blue eyes, full Spanish lips, a classic button nose, hairless Asian skin with a California tan, a Jamaican dance hall ass, long Swedish legs, small Japanese feet, the abs of a lesbian gym owner, the hips of a nine-year-old boy, the arms of Michelle Obama, and doll tits. The person closest to actually achieving this look is Kim Kardashian, who, as we know, was made by Russian scientists to sabotage our athletes." This quote is not only hilarious, but also incredibly true! How many of you feel insecure every time you walk on campus, or every time you walk into a party? Even the girls you think are perfect are insecure. Everyone has flaws. Sure some flaws may be more exaggerated than others, but that doesn’t mean that the girl still feels bad about them. My point here is that it doesn’t matter how “perfect” you are, what matters most is how “perfect” you feel.

Keep Reading... Show less

With the dawn of social media comes an entirely new character: the Facebook politician. Usually, articles or posts about politics are fairly sporadic. That is until a major event happens. Suddenly, everyone knows everything about everything. Everyone seems to have a very strong opinion. Everyone is super knowledgeable, and what better vessel of information than they themselves? Which is pretty reasonable, given that people’s emotions run high when something major happens. And I don’t blame them, emotions are good!

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments