This will probably be the easiest article I've ever written and the only research and reference materials I need are right inside of my heart and my mind. I have three wonderful sons. If they were not the young men that they were, I would not be the woman that I am right now.
I thought that when I got married it would be forever. I envisioned a perfect little life with mother, father and children. Unfortunately, life often does not go the way we plan and I decided that divorce was my best option. Was it easy being a single mother? No, because the entire job of child-rearing was mine alone, as was the financial aspect. I had to be both a man and a woman and a mother and father. By the time, the father re-entered the picture, beyond paying child support, my sons were teens and their formative years had been mine to handle alone.
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Being the mother of sons, I often wondered how I could, as a woman, teach three boys how to be men, but somehow I did it. I worked two jobs most of the time, purchased and maintained a home and completed college as a single mother. I could do this only because my older sons helped with the younger one and also because they were such good, trouble-free boys, who grew up to be decent men.
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