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Dinner tonight with (surprise!) single mom.

by lillybrook on February 14, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

This may sound strange. Maybe some of you will understand and my circle will grow to more than one. I hope none are offended, because I am grateful for the connections I have made with a diverse group of amazing people.

But I finally met someone like me.

Another single mom. Professional. Well educated. In her 30's. Raising a child alone since pregnancy. Limited to nonexistent connection to dad. Some extended family, but limited help.

It's been over four years since I got pregnant, (I find I'm crying as I write this)and although I have amazing friends and family, I have felt so alone sometimes. When people would say, "I understand" I knew they were trying, but they couldn't possibly know the depth and breadth of what I'd experienced and I did not (still probably do not) have the words to capture it.

So, now I've met her, and I know I'm not the only one. Like me.


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