This writing was inspired by a very beautiful, strong, smart and hardworking woman who happens to be my aunt (Pyemwa Samantha Deshi), and also the movie “Single mom’s club”. Dedicated to all single moms out there.
She’s this, She’s that,
She’s beautiful, She’s strong, She’s brave, She’s Strong willed, She’s agile, She may laugh a few times, She may cry a whole night, her eyes all bright and colourful but behind that smile is a broken-hurting heart, pained-tired-worn-out-eyes and an exhausted body.
She’s a mother, She’s a father, She’s a two way role model.
Being the heroes you are; grab your sword, wear your own armour, rule the world and be the best at being the mother and father all by yourself, because you have been equipped to do so and yes you can.
Life is all about making mistakes and learning, it is also about the happy, perfect moments and the imperfect ones too, we (your children) see your efforts, we see you do great and we also see you fail at times, but that is how we learn that life is a mixture of the perfect and of failure, of the good, the bad and the ugly.
Never waste your time crying, pouring your frustrations on your children or relatives, instead; laugh more, be wild once in a while, go out and have fun, never withhold your joy, dance even if you’re bad at it, sing at the top of your voice because yes, you are your own heroes.
So I raise a glass to all single mums out there; being a mum is one of the toughest jobs in the world, one that comes with a responsibility like no other job, one that has no fixed timing and probably one which has no retirement. Being a single mum just doubles the responsibilities, managing the home, kids, finances, your job, parents, siblings and relatives.
Hats off to all single mums, you should know you worth more than rubies, more than diamonds,
YOU ARE PRICELESS.
Dedicated to Pyemwa Samantha Deshi