by Danetta Kellar
For my dear single co-laborers in motherhood. You know who you are.
Being a single mom is hard work.
Motherhood does not often take a vacation, get a sick day, win the lottery. Like a lioness, the single mom scours the landscape to provide for her children. She is a defender, a provider, a protector.
She is also exhausted.
Single mothers do not have time to curl up in a ball in the corner and cry tears of self-pity.
They are too busy caring for their children. Working. Sitting up late after the kids are sleeping, poring over bills, splicing and dicing the budget to squeeze out another dollar for necessities.