It takes a village…

When I got divorced, I worried about how to handle life as a single mother. I thought I had it figured out. I know lots of single parents who have raised wonderful children. Surely I would join their ranks.

As the joint custody hasn’t worked out according to plan, I find myself struggling with the balance between caring for my son and caring for myself.

That’s why I find myself sitting here, at almost 9pm, finally feeling some relief. I have the second of three Inbound Marketing classes tomorrow after work, and I only now found someone to watch after T while I attend the 3-hour class.

This isn’t the first time this has happened. Sometimes plans fall through, and sometimes I just drop the ball and don’t actually ask anyone to help out. Luckily, there have only been a small handful of times I’ve had to cancel plans or drop a class because there was nobody to watch T.

But those times that friends have been able to help out mean the world to me.

And I know, with the help of my village, I will be one of those single parents who raise a wonderful child.

Every day during the month of November, I post something I am thankful for.

Today, I am thankful for every single member of my village. I can imagine my life without them, but it isn’t a life worth living.

I am truly lucky.

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