You are the real Champs.

Shout out to all of the single mom’s in this world. Those of you holding the weight of the universe on your shoulder and making it look easy, though I absolutely know it’s anything but. You have the strength of a thousand soldiers in your single being. Thank you for your tireless efforts, your unconditional love and for your devotion to not just raising kids but raising good people in the process. I see you and I admire you.

Shout out to all of the single dad’s in this world. To the dad’s who, if you have custody or not, still do everything you can to spend every extra moment you have with your kids, because you know how invaluable a dad’s influence has in a child’s life. Thank you for being the handy man, the reliable man and the man who would walk through fire for your kid if you ever needed to. I see you and I appreciate you.

Shout out to all of the masters of co-parenting in this world, because holy crap it ain’t easy. When all you want to do in this world is say ‘It’s my way or the highway’ and you put those feelings aside for the sake of your kids, that shows your strength, humility and grace. It’s not always easy but you always make it work. That’s what your kids are going to think of when they’re adults, that their parents always made it work, no matter the circumstance. I see you and I applaud you.

Shout out to all the parents still together. I want to know your secrets. Long term relationships take serious work, and sacrifice and stresses… all of which get multiplied ten-fold when you have kids. They’re worth it, that’s always true, but that doesn’t mean that it’s easy. I see you and I praise you.

Shout out to the parents whose kids are grown. May you always know you’re the centre of the universe, even when you’re kids are adults. You’ll always be Point A, Point B and the only point to go to because you’re never too old to need your mom or dad. That doesn’t change. I see you and I respect you for each incredible human you raised.

Lastly, but certainly not least, shout out to all the parents in this world, every last one of you who are just making it work in whatever way you know how. Whatever the circumstance, however it works, you’re doing it right just the way you are. I see you and I thank you. You’re incredible and your kids are lucky to have you.

27 thoughts on “You are the real Champs.

  1. I don’t know what prompted this post , but I want to say thank you ! Parenting is a hard job, no book and nothing that you hear from others would prepare you for the real deal:). Your words brought a smile on my face, we do reminders such as yours more often . Thank you ❤️

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    1. I’m glad to have made you smile today. May you always be reminded of the incredible feats you’re accomplishing in being a parent. I hope more people remind you more often ❤

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  2. V, I don’t know why, but tears wept from my eyes as I read your post. I am blessed to be married to my adult children’s father. We’ve been through some really tough time. I only hope my girls know my heart will always be home.

    Take care of you!

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    1. Awe, my dear, I didn’t want to make you cry! I’m glad that you liked it and honestly, I’d love to sit with you in a Starbucks and pick your brain about love and life and making it through. Sounds like you’ve probably got a lot of wisdom to share. And trust me, your girls know. It really doesn’t matter how old you get, you’re never too old to need you mom ❤

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  3. Shout out to all the singles out there, who are questioning every little reason to have a relationship at a certain age, get married cos of family and societal pressure, (maybe peers too), have kids (the clock runs tik-tik) and are still holding up to try and understand this despite all the emotional abuse the world is throwing at you. While you stand tall, I stand with you. Always with a smile, a hand to hold on and a shoulder to lean on. Some days are tough but you’ll find what you seek.

    Vee, thank you 😊

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  4. Thank you :), interestingly, I happen to belong to all categories mentioned, except dads, which should be impossible, since they are supposedly mutually exclusive :). I do not think, though, it’s a “hard job”. You choose it for yourself, and if you feel like it is “hard”, probably you are doing something wrong :). On the first, second and third place, it’s a joy 🙂

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      1. Did you take a solo ride in the old car on New Years’ Eve in an attempt to reach New York:) when you were sixteen:)? Did you run away with the man six years your senior at seventeen:)? Those were my parental highlights 🙂 🙂 🙂


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