By Monique Paul
Being a single mother is complicated; we have to do the work of both parents and this is not easy. We have to address so many tasks at the same time: the income, the work, the house, the kids, and a little time for us too. With all this on our shoulders, we hear this words bliss… Bliss? What is it?
Single moms who can work from home getting enough income are really fortunate. However, this is a minority. And let’s face it, most single moms are afraid of taking a man home, mostly if they have girls.
On top of everything, your kids want to keep the kitten they found or they want to adopt one from a shelter.
Girl, this doesn’t mean more work for you, this is a blessing and your opportunity to raise your kids in an environment full of love, loyalty, forgiveness. This means you’ve expanded your family with a member who has the ability to always live in the present and that will give you and your kids endless moments of bliss and peace.
It is not the same when you explain to your princess why she has to forgive her cousin who broke her favorite doll than when they live the compassion and forgiveness in a daily basis with a cute kitten. If your princess breaks the kitten’s toy by accident, the kitty won’t fight her, it will forgive her, after all, their love and friendship more important to the kitten than a toy.
But remember the say, kittens are like shoes, they always come in pairs. Your limitless joyful home needs two kittens or a kitten and a puppy. It is more fun. And I can tell you by experience that a puppy and a kitten will come along perfectly. I had my loyal Doberman adopting the tiny homeless kitten I took home, the dog was five and she became the best foster mother, another single mother at home!
The dog died when she was fifteen and you can’t imagine the grief of the kitty when losing her very best friend. The kitty recently died after 19 years of continuous love and life lessons.
When I took the tiny kitten home, my early teenage son learned the fragile and defenseless a baby can be; he comprehended the responsibility of having a life in his hands. Then with time he learned many more values; and now that he is a father, he still remembers. My grandson is two and he is learning respect, love and compassion with a cat a dog at home.
I will always be grateful with the doggy and kitty that made our lives happier and helped me raising my son to be a good person and father. I will always keep them in my heart.