Yes today is the day. He and I have had a rough ish ride through life with th first years of his life discoloured with an EA father now thankfully long long gone. I know he is my son and the only thing I have left on earth but he is such a kind and loving young man (19 now-where did the years go?) He is shy and doesn't normally say stuff like this but said on his card to me "everything I am and will be is because of you". We went through such awful awful times together never thought they would end so please please please if you are like I was 15 years ago just hang on. I don't lobe being older but I do love knowing I've made a difference xx
My daughter is 33. We were alone together from her being four. She still speaks to me. I consider that a win. Sometimes we think about how far we've come, how hard we worked to change our circumstances, and how she has used all her opportunities very wisely. I'm proud of her.
You have raised a fine son who knows what you did for him. Well done indeed.
I didn't do anything. We grew up (together) in a council maisonette but there were good (mostly older) people around and they took him in when my ex cleared off. I mean the old lady he would go to when I was still working and he had finished school. I used to think what a crap mother I was but he says he learned the most from the hard times. It is bloody hard raising someone buy by God is it worth it
I think there must be some onion slicing ninjas in the room. That's a beautiful message, what a lovely son you have. My mum raise me alone and I feel exactly the same way about her, the bond we have is unique, and especially since becoming a mother myself, I'm so proud that she did such a great job under such difficult circumstances. We done OP it looks like your hard work was well worth it, I hope you have a great birthday