My life style has changed recently. My husband did find a job, but the job requires a lot of overtime. I rarely see him anymore. I’ve spent what time we have together with him on the weekends (when I used to write). Now he’s been told he will be required to work weekends and have two days off during the week. That leaves us even less time to be together.
This new lifestyle leaves me to take care of all the household obligations and dealing with our children’s activities. My evenings are filled with making dinner, doing chores, and running my children to their various functions. Gerry and I used to split those duties. The end of the school year was especially difficult. Hopefully this season of our lives will pass quickly.
It occurs to me that for single parents life is like this all the time. The single mom or dad raises their children alone, rarely if ever, getting a break. Too often we characterize single parents as making a poor choice. That may be the case – but we all must live with the consequences of our actions, whatever those may be.
We all know single parents. Reach out to them. See if we can take some of their burdens. Even a kind word will be welcome.