This is the first of what I hope will be many, many posts along our journey. I'm an incredibly lucky woman. I've got a good job, a really cute Jeep that I love to drive, and most importantly - 2 incredible little boys I am thrilled to call my sons. My older boy, Jaben, is 9. My younger son, Kyan, is 14 mos old. Yep, there's a big age difference there.
I'm not quite sure why God chose to allow me to have these amazing little people in such different times of my life, but I am learning to accept what I am given and be happy with it. It's definitely not easy being a mom, and it's even harder being a single mom, but I've got such great people around me, helping us and teaching my boys what love and family are all about. I can't complain. Neither of my son's fathers are involved in their lives, both for different reasons I don't really want to go into in this post. I'm sure at some point it'll come out - or not - but it doesn't really matter why. I feel really sorry for them, for missing out on these kids. Kyan is so smart and funny, and Jaben is so quick, has a great sarcastic sense of humor (the best kind!) and is just blossoming into a really great person. How could anyone choose to miss that??
Anyway. I hope to keep up with sharing our stories as they happen. I hope to connect with other people, other moms, and especially other single moms and learn their stories too. I read certain blogs every day and hope that at some point I can be as proud of my blog as those bloggers should be of theirs.
Now that that's out of the way, I'm going to go ahead and write a bit about what's up for today! Tonight Jaben has a school program. You know the kind - everyone gets up on the risers and sings, way off key, while moms and pops sit in the audience and take bad pictures and dab their eyes with stiff kleenex. It's gonna be great!!! I just hope the pathetic sorta-hem I put in Jaben's dress pants last night holds!
I'll post tomorrow about how it went. Wish him luck!!