Being a single parent is not always the easiest thing to do. In many cases, you are multitasking as you try to earn a living, care for the children, and spend a little time taking care of yourself as well.
There is also another issue associated with being a single parent, the fact that you may regret that you don’t have someone else involved in their lives. The traditional family does include two parents, and sometimes you spend extra effort just to make it feel okay for the child.
Jessica Singleton is a single mom who understands this very well. She also understood it when she and her husband, Jon Megason split up. They wanted the best for their son, Pearson, so they made a decision to commit to each other and their son and remain a family.
I have to say that nobody would ever think this was going to be easy. Jessica does say, however, that her ex-husband doesn’t have to pay anything through the state and he remains an active father to the son.
This is my ex. This right here is more valuable than gold. This is a man who doesn’t pay a dime through the state because when my son needs new clothes, I just call him.
This is a man who buys a bundle of kids’ movies on Vudu so even I can enjoy them with my son in my own home. A man who drops off the $45 box of pull-ups at my front door so I don’t have to load him up and go to the store.
One who takes his son on 10 min notice, far more often than he should because I have too much to get done or just need a nap. This is a man who listens to me cry because I’m stressed out. This is a man who tells his son not to forget mommy’s boyfriend when he lists his favorite people off the top of his head… A man who rushes over because we got locked out of the house or spends his evening fixing something for us.
This is a man who labeled the presents he bought his son “from mommy” because mommy couldn’t get him as many. A man who still watches my sister’s kids so our son can be with his cousins. One who accompanies me to meet strangers from Craigslist to ensure we are safe. This is the diaper-bag-wearing, chocolate-milk-making, selfless, protective, generous, accomplished FATHER to my son.
The amount of obstacles we’ve had to overcome to get to this point are tremendous. This was not easy, this was a choice. Stop giving excuses and come together for your children. I’m the most stubborn person that I know and forgiveness came easy to us for the sake of our son. And because of that, I see my son every single day. We always welcome each other’s presence.
In case I haven’t told you lately, I’m grateful for you. Most importantly for the motivated individual you are and how you provide Pierson with a phenomenal role model despite the foundation you once had.
I love the amount of love my son will always have from you.