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Jan 14, 2009

spontaneity for a single mom

Life is spontaneous. 

You never know what is going to happen from one second to the next.

  • Getting a call about the passing of a loved one.
  • Or hearing from an old relationship out of the blue.
  • A child getting sick and needing your nursing care.
  • Or a teen being rejected and needing a comforting hug.

Life is filled with spontaneity for a single mom.

What are you going to do about it?

I like to live my life with an open mind.  I like to think I take chances, risks, especially when it comes to relationships... enough of a risk to at least say "I tried."  I like to walk through doors that open before me as long as they seem to pass my "it's not detrimental to my family's security" test. 

And yet I have been told I have a short attention span



But sometimes it's just because I'm busy.

But not too busy to catch this sunset... Monday night walking out my front door on the way to book club:


Nor was I too busy for lunch with these wonderful blogger moms last week, Heather (and her Ladybug baby girl) from Not a DIY Life, and Heather from Desperately Seeking Sanity.  Here we are at TGIF and you can see here my haircut is not all that different from the "longer do" (finally):

lb burg-sunset017

I have had some other invitations in the last week or so to hang out... some of which I couldn't plan anything with... because I had my kids this weekend... and it wasn't convenient for me to get away or have someone else to watch them.   (Single parents... you know the drill.) Now I hate turning down hanging with a friend, seriously.  And it's not that I don't believe:  You make time for what you want to do.  But my kiddos are first priority,  always.  So I hope I don't lose out because they get caught up in the moment-by-moment delays and perhaps disappointments that being friends with a single mom brings. 

We are busy creatures and with just cause. 

The life, safety, nutrition, health, and sanity of one or more little humans depend on us.... just us ...for the most part... all-the-time. 

So as a single mom, I just have to ask for people (friends and guy friends alike) to be patient with me, ok? 

Find yourself... keeping it real.

Photo Credit:  Sunset, Just me!; Group shot was taken by our waiter at TGIF.


Heather @ Desperately Seeking Sanity said...

I still haven't posted about lunch. I need to do that. I've just been so busy. Ugh.

I had a blast and the sunset is gorgeous!

Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

Gorgeous sunset! And gorgeous girls too! lol

Let me know when that road trip is planned. {{Hugs}}

BlueBella said...

Just found you through SMS and love this post. Being a single Mom takes a lot and kids HAVE to come first! And I'm so glad to hear socialization is possible . . .I'm just not there yet:)

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