Single Moms Can Find Love – Frugal Novice

Single Moms Can Find Love

iStock_000019100848_Full

One of my best friends found herself unexpectedly single with a young daughter a couple of years ago. She had amazing strength and built a life for her and her daughter, and she met a great man online who she is now married to. It’s really been inspiring to see her rise up and move forward with her life in a positive way, and I’m so happy that she’s happy!

Today I’ve got a guest post from a single mom named Karen, who wanted to share a few words for any other single moms that might be out there:

When my husband left me and I was 4 months pregnant, I didn’t even think I could love someone again. At that moment, I didn’t want to hear anything about men, a dating site or a love story with happy ending. My baby was my whole world.

When I found out it would be a boy, I gave my word that HE would become a real man and that I would do my best to teach him to be a decent person, wonderful man and loving husband. Even though my life as a woman felt like it was ruined, my destiny as a mom was at its very beginning.

Thanks to my family and friends, I gave birth to a healthy little baby. Holding him in my arms, I understood that he was the blessing I had been waiting for so long. From that moment, my life changed – I started living only for my son. Sleepless nights and physical exhaustion weren’t a problem for me, because it was all about taking care of my son. I can truly say that those moments were some of the best, because I saw that my life had a purpose.

Time flies so fast; when my son turned 5, I was still single. It wasn’t a problem for me, but for my closest friends it was. They started convincing me that I had to rebuild my own life, that my son needed a dad, etc. Due to my unpleasant experience with my ex-husband, I ignored their words. Still, my friends made up a plan. They stopped bothering me with advice for almost a month, so I thought they’d given up.

Then I got an email saying I’d been registered on the best dating site they could find and that there already were some singles interested in me. Even though I had a son, these men wanted to date me.

At first, I was angry… very angry, actually. Then I slowly came to the conclusion that, at some point, my friends were right. My son was a big boy now and he needed a happy mother by his side. I had to confess that I was a happy mom, but an unhappy woman.

So I logged in and started to chat… and I met an amazing man. He is a wonderful person, handsome man and good example for my son. I don’t know where things will go from here, because it’s still early on in this relationship. Since my son’s well-being is my main priority, I am taking things very slowly. It is nice – and healing – to know I can be interesting to men, and that there’s hope I can fall in love again.

This is what I wanted to say: never give up! Never stop believing in finding someone who deserves you. Just trust yourself and follow your heart. It will lead you to the right place and right people.

You Might Also Like