Toast to single mothers

A writer who chooses to be anonymous has shared the following e-mail:

Today, I considered changing my middle name by including my mother’s name along with my father’s. After all , whatever I am today is because of her efforts. I thank her for raising me all alone braving the dark days of loneliness, loss of spouse, humiliation of being a single mother and the lewd and discouraging remarks passed on us by our alleged well wishing relatives/ friends/ acquaintances. 🙂

Not many knew the truth about my father absence’s in our life. One fine day, she found herself left with only me – a six year old to cling on. Even lady luck did not favor her. Her father passed away two months after her spouse left her. Since then, she braved everything all alone, while she ensured that I have a good education and was raised as a better human being.

We made sure we hid this fact to avoid many troubles at work and school. His absence was camouflaged by transfer to some rural area. We made sure we did this so that the world does not bother us with unnecessary threats, advice, advances, gossips, lewd remarks.

It would have been difficult for her when her colleagues would ask about her spouse and she had to build a story. It would have been difficult for her when she was often reminded that she was raising a girl child all alone.

Today when I recall all this, I only wished that our society was less penalizing on single mothers. I wished friends and especially relatives stopped pointing fingers at the women for the loss or mishap. I wished people stopped looking down at them as inauspicious. I wished schools were more sensitive in such cases rather than pestering for father’s signature in the report card.

Today, I want to raise a toast to all single mothers. Destiny would have given you a hard life ahead. However I really urge you all to stand up and keep going. Trust that there is light and one day you will find it in your child’s eyes, when she/he would have grown up to be an independent and confident person.

Facebook Comments

Leave a Reply

15 Comments on "Toast to single mothers"

newest oldest most voted

Inspiring story there. What occurred after? Thanks!


This info is priceless. Where can I find out more?

vaping industry

“Great site you have here but I was wondering if you knew of any message boards that cover the same topics talked about here? I’d really like to be a part of group where I can get comments from other experienced individuals that share the same interest. If you have any suggestions, please let me know. Thank you!”


I was waiting for this kind of issue. Thank you very much for the place.

sandalias para mujer

Very neat blog post. Really Cool.


whoah this weblog is magnificent i love studying your posts.
Stay up the good work! You recognize, many persons are searching around for this information, you could aid them greatly.


I appreciate you sharing this article.

Watch Rugby Live Stream

I think this is a real great blog.


Looking forward to reading more. Great article post.Much thanks again. Will read on…

marvel future fight hack online

I ‘m regularly to blogging and i really value
your content. The post has really peaks my interest.
I ‘m going to bookmark your site and keep checking
for new information.

event emcee singapore

I really like and appreciate your blog post.Thanks Again. Much obliged.

Body By Vi Prices

Say, you got a nice blog.Really looking forward to read more. Really Great.

marvel contest of champions hack apk

Thank you for giving the advice. It will help me bunch.


Thank you for giving the advice. It will help me lot.

rrb result 2016

Very good blog post.Much thanks again. Really Great.