Quotes on dating a single mom
I learned that if I didn't exist, the family would be better off.
I grew up believing that if I had never been born, things would be easier for the people I loved.
“If you have no arms To hold your crying child but your own arms And no legs but your own to run the stairs one more time To fetch what was forgotten I bow to you If you have no vehicle To tote your wee one but the wheels that you drive And no one else to worry, “Is my baby okay?
”When you have to say goodbye on the doorsteps of daycareor on that cursed first day of school I bow to you If you have no skill but your own skill To replenish an ever-emptying bank account And no answers but your own to Satisfy the endless whys, hows, and whens your child asks and asks again I bow to you If you have no tongue to tell the truth To keep your beloved on the path without a precipice And no wisdom to impart Except the wisdom that you’ve acquired I bow to you If the second chair is empty Across the desk from a scornful, judging authority waiting For your child’s father to appear And you straighten your spine where you sit And manage to smile and say, “No one else is coming—I’m it.”Oh, I bow to you If your head aches when the spotlight finally shineson your child because your hands are the only hands there to applaud I bow to you If your heart aches because you’ve given until everything in you is gone And your kid declares, “It’s not enough.”And you feel the crack of your own soul as you whisper,“I know, baby.
Nobody would listen, so they gravitated together and form a gang.
George Mackey, the former representative for the historic Fox Hill community in The Bahamas.” ― Drexel Deal, tags: absentee-fathers, at-risk-communities, at-risk-youth, broken-homes, coming-together, dead-beat-dads, emptiness, empty-nest, family, family-life, fatherhood, fatherless-homes, gang-family, gang-formation, gang-intervention, gang-life, gang-members, gang-prevention, gangs, gangsters, government, hurting-children, hurting-people, member-of-parliament, missing-in-action, policy-makers, politicians, representative, sense-of-belonging, single-mothers, social-ills, street-life, void-within, youth-club, youth-groups, youth-ministry, youth-outreach, youth-problems, youth-programs “My research continues to amaze and baffle me. What we didn’t get from the home, we find ways of getting elsewhere.
It’s evident, then, when one looks at the stats we don’t have a teenage pregnancy problem and we don’t have a street gang problem.
I will even suggest that we don’t have a drug and alcohol problem, nor do we have a crime problem rather, these are only the symptoms that we are experiencing, and the real problem is broken homes that result in broken lives.” ― Drexel Deal, tags: absentee-fathers, black-community, broken-homes, broken-lives, crime-prevention, crime-problem, drugs-and-alcohol, fatherless-homes, gang-prevention, geniuses, research, root-causes, single-mothers, single-parent-homes, symptoms, teenage-pregnancy “I came from as low as one could come, with no mother and no father.
They knew that their houses were safe, when they went out to work and didn’t have to worry about anyone breaking in to their homes.
But it’s all mama’s got.”Oh, how I bow to you If they are your life while you are their nurse, tutor, maid Bread winner and bread baker, Coach, cheerleader and teammate…If you bleed when your child falls down I bow, I bow, I bow If you’re both punisher and hugger And your own tears are drowned out by the running of the bathroom faucetbecause children can’t know that mamas hurt too Oh, mother of mothers, I bow to you.—Toni Sorenson” ― Toni Sorenson “I never thought to ascribe my mother's emotional and physical exhaustion to the lack of a husband and father; rather, I ascribed it to my existence.