I was thinking about how I don't come into this group that often anymore. A lot of the post bring back feelings of sadness, anger, resentment, and bitterness. I've reached a point in my life where I've learned to forgive and move forward. So I try to stay away from certain post.
I'm not saying this to put anyone down. As single mothers or maybe even grandmothers raising grand kids, we have all felt these emotions. Each situation being different from the next, we all ended up in the same place...alone but with our children.
There's nothing wrong with venting. I've been there. But I don't want to stay stuck in a rut. Aren't you tired of feeling miserable and holding grudges? When you sit and dwell on all the things that haven't gone right in your life, you become depressed. When you hit that point, it's hard to bounce back. I've hit bottom. It took me years to climb my way back to the top.
I don't want any of you to feel like I did. So I want to encourage you ladies to wake up with something positive on your mind. When the child support check hasn't arrived, when you haven't heard from him in days, months, or years, when you come home tired from working those long hours and you still have to cook, clean, and read bedtime stories...continue to smile. Don't beg for anything. Stop waiting around for him to do the right thing. Don't let him see you sweat. Your reason for living is that little one tucked into that bed. Do for yourself and don't wait around for handouts. You're stronger than you know you are.
It's impossible to drive forward, when you're looking out your rear view mirror. The road to success is in front of you. Never turn around ~ That's my very own quote! I should put that on a t-shirt!! Lol
Good night ladies. Love you guys