Blog Swap: Semi-Single Mom

Cannwin from The Great and Random Ramblings of Cannwin is back to guest post. The poor girl has been waiting on me for another blog swap. Life has been hectic as it always is and I think she gets that seeing as how she is also a mom with four kids and one perpetually absent husband. Thank you to Cannwin for her patience with me! Read on to see what she has to say about married single motherhood.

I guess this is supposed to be one of those whitty, funny blog posts that makes everyone laugh, but the truth is that no matter how hard I tried I couldn't come up with a funny way to say "I'm a Semi-Single Mom."

I have a husband, but he's gone a lot and I miss him.

I miss having someone around to help when the kids start screaming, or vomitting, or crying for no reason beyond pre-pubescence.

I miss having someone to pawn the fraction homework onto and to delegate cub scouts to.

I miss having a warm body to cuddle up to at night. A body who can lift my eight year old son and carry him back to bed at night, so that I don't have to endure a night with him in mine... because I can't carry him.

Having a husband whose not around is like smelling sweets but not being able to find them.

I think Adele puts it nicely when she says:

Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead.

Nothing compares
No worries or cares
Regrets and mistakes
They are memories made.
Who would have known how bittersweet this would taste?

So that's me. Cannwin the sometimes semi-single mom of four. I'm tired 70% of the time lonely 80% of the time and humorous 99.9% of the time, just not today.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

Aww. My heart goes out to you, Cannwin, and to you Evelyn. You guys are amazing women to be able to handle life alone. I can't even imagine. You guys deserve a medal! Love you lots!!!


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