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Catch Me Elsewhere
This post is not for those single moms who are dating or in relationships, this post is for those single moms who are truly “single,” like myself this Valentine’s Day. You see, Valentine’s Day can send you through a whirlwind of emotions and even those of us who put on the “strong facade”that we don’t mind being single or that we’re “good” with being alone, deep in our hearts we know that those statements couldn’t be further from the truth.
As many times as we try to tell ourselves that Valentine’s Day is just another day and how much we try to busy ourselves on that day, the realization that we are single and without a mate resonates in the back of our minds and in our hearts. Hell, from December 26 until February 14, we are reminded that we are single every time we walk into any retail store. Everywhere we look there is Valentine’s Day cards, gifts, stuffed animals, flowers and hearts no matter where we turn.
Valentine’s Day, the day we reminisce about lost loves and broken hearts. It’s the day that we hold our children a little closer because despite the heartache and heartbreak that we may have gone through with their father’s, we thank God for the gift of being their mothers.
Valentine’s Day, the day we avoid social media because all of our “attached” friends are posting pictures of the flowers, gifts and dinners that were bestowed upon them by their significant others and as much as we hate to admit it, we feel a twinge of jealousy because let’s face it, who doesn’t want someone to love and to love us back?”
I’m sure that what I am saying probably holds true to any of my single readers out there and although, it’s just one day out of 365, this is that one day that we may even ask ourselves, “Why am I single?” or “What am I doing wrong?” People, especially our mama’s will try to impress upon us that our knights in shining armour are just around the corner, while others like my younger sister will say, “He’s not going to come knocking on your door. You need to get out and put yourself where eligible bachelors are.” While those statements just may be true (well, maybe not that knight in shining armour bullshit but you know what I mean), they still mean nothing when you are single on Valentine’s Day.
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