I’m Angie and this is my son Adrian. We’re excited that you found us, because the more friends we have to accompany us on our journey, the more fun it is.
Our journey together started the wonderful day Adrian was born in September of 2010. Before he made his grand entrance into the world, a few circumstances caught on the snag that was my life, causing it to unravel. It was ruined with holes. There wasn’t enough time to patch-up my life in preparation for my new role as a mother. The night after Adrian was born and I was cradling him gently in my arms as I sat propped up on the hospital bed, I looked at him and thought to myself, “Well kid, you ended up with me. Sorry I’m not the best, but we’re in for the ride of our lives. Together.” Or something close to that.
What a ride it has been so far. We started off at a blinding speed. The dips and turns are nauseating, the sudden stops are frustrating, and we run into many close calls. It’s a scary adventure with enough uncertainties to make anyone want to give up and sit on the side of the road for the rest of their life, because as depressing as that sounds, it’s so much easier. Or at least it seems like it.
But then there are those amazing moments when we’re coming up over yet another hill or mountain and the view is breathtaking. The sunrise and the birds flying freely remind us that we’re really not alone. It’s during these moments that we are reassured of the promise that there is beauty in chaos. And at the end of the day, we have each other and our bond is unbreakable.
The Single Parenting Gig blog is all about this incredible journey Adrian and I are on. This is our journal of the craziness, happiness, tears, silliness, love and pain that fills our lives. About the lessons we learn the hard way, together and on our own. About the fun times we have and kill us with laughter. More importantly, this blog is a journal of our voyage to becoming whole individuals.
Again, thank you for being here and for joining us. It means so much to us that you care enough to want to read and watch us grow as our lives blossom into what it’s meant to be. Having fans like you is what makes it all so worth it.
Angie, The Single Parenting Gig