You Are Enough

You are Enough

You are so strong…” friends would often say.

And I sigh because I am not always that strong.

The truth is I am only human.

There are moments when the world’s weight feels too much to bear, and I want to breathe without feeling suffocating.

There are times when I bawled my eyes out behind closed doors

Having to stretch yourself out to make sure your son feels loved, the bills are paid, his school lunches are paid off, and discipline him when needed.

Sometimes it takes a toll on me.

And I just wanted to cry it out.

So no, I am not always that strong.

This journey hasn’t been easy.

You Are Enough!


There are moments when I feel like I am running on empty. Even with his tremendous support and love, I still have bad days. Days where I just told myself, “This too shall pass….

There are days when exhaustion gets the best of me, and I barely have the energy to keep up with my son.

Just roll with the punches and do the best that you can…” Sometimes I have to pep talk myself that way when things get too much to handle, when frustration leaves me in tears wanting to throw my hands up in the air and shout profanities.

Yet, there are still moments when I doubt myself if I am a good enough mother if I do enough.

And when those doubts creep in, I try to inhale…deep breath…inhale…exhale…

Yes, you are good enough!

Yes, you do your best; that alone is enough!

Yes, your son loves you despite all of your shortcomings!

How do you handle your bad days if you are a single mom? Share away.

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5 thoughts on “You Are Enough

  1. Bev Reply

    Beautifully said! I think so many of us as moms put so much pressure on ourselves. I too have had moments of bawling my eyes out and feeling like I suck as a mom and I’m not doing everything I said I would do (or wouldn’t do). And then, like you said, I remember I’m human, and I am loving and caring and she’s happy and that’s the what’s most important.

  2. Valerie@Occasionally Crafty Reply

    I’m not a single mom. I have great respect for you. I would say just remember you are never truly alone, that you always have someone in your support network that will help you when you need it.

  3. Mackenzie Glanville Reply

    I know you may feel you are not always strong, but I see you as an inspiration, yes you are just being you, but who you are is beautiful and I love reading your words.

  4. Shandi Dews Reply

    I know this feeling all to well. though, I am not a single mom, I do most of the child rearing. It is hard, because my son has Autism, and my daughter is 4 (attitude like shes 16). I question myself daily…am I doing enough. I doubt that I will ever feel as if I have done all that I could. I welcome what help I get from my husband, but I still feel like I am going it alone, which only makes my doubts worse. I am still trying to figure out how to calm myself on a bad day, after I have managed to get the kids settled. Maybe I should try some mantras…for what its worth, I think you are doing a great job, and yes your son will always love you, faults and all 🙂

  5. Rosey Reply

    I’m in the middle of an overwhelming situation right now too, on so many fronts. Realizing it’s just a season helps tremendously.

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