Single male Parents used to be a rare category, and like single moms are one of the hardest jobs. Being a single guy who has taken on the responsibility of three children within three years, I now understand the struggle. However, the reward is better than any physical item, its purity. I am struggling more than ever yet am happier than ever before. The humble person I have become is someone I am thankful to be. Thanks to them, I feel I didn’t just keep them out of foster care, but they saved me as well. I am much more aware and have experienced so many life lessons these past few years that has made me the person I am today. I stay true to who I am through their innocence. Because having to be a mentor and guide, someone takes all other unnecessary influences away from my primary goals. The procrastination that I used to be hampered by is now virtually gone because there is no tolerance for it as a parent
From three years ago until now, the amount of change has been phenomenal. I take each day as if I am a bull ready to charge. One thing I have realized is the strength parents can achieve. I am a much stronger person than I was. The hardship is real, though, I am doing my absolute best, but the effects are excruciating. Depression can quickly happen as a parent because financially, socially, and even emotionally, parents may lose it all. The strength of a parent is defined when they still push forward for their children’s best interest, regardless of how much sacrifice has already been made.