Sometimes, when things get dark, heavy, or scary, when circumstances conspire to break you, the only thing that can get you through is the love that you have for your child. I am so grateful that the love I have for my Theo sees me through any and all pain. While it might not be enough to make me invincible, while I may still hurt and cry, my love for my baby will make it so that I will never stop fighting, never give up, never back down. I love him more than I love anything else in this world, even more than I love running away from pain. I will face anything if it means taking care of my boy, giving him the love and security he needs, and providing him with a foundation that will serve him well for the rest of his life.
Here's to the single mamas out there that wake up every day, knowing the day may bring hardships, and face the day anyway, because a mother's love trumps all.