Thursday, June 9, 2011

A Mum & A Soldier

Louise & Meg

Loved this sweet, honest bit about mothering from Louise. Also love that we have readers across the ocean and that we get to learn from their lives. Pretty cool!

I'm a 30 year old single Mum to a lively, cheeky 11 year old. I had Meghan at 19 and have brought her up on my own from day one. I'm ashamed to say that I got a pregnant from a one-night stand but also thrilled it happened because Megs is the reason I get out of bed in the morning! And the reason I turn the oven on. I hate cooking and would live on sandwiches and cereal if it wasn't for her :) I'm also a serving soldier in the British Army and I guess this is what makes us stand out as a family. When I first had Meghan, single parent families in the Army were practically non-existent and, though there are a few more of us now, we are still few and far between. Juggling life as both a mother and soldier has been hard, there's no getting round that, but despite being so exhausted sometimes I can barely remember my own name, being a Mum is, without a doubt, 100% the best thing that ever happened to me. I couldn't love her more if she came with a lifetime's supply of chocolate!

2 comments:

Rae. said...

What a beautiful tribute to your daughter - I admire your strength! Thanks for sharing!

Mickie and Matt said...

Wow, I had never thought about a military single mom. That must be tough but it sounds like you love every minute.