If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, then you know that I officially became a single mom on Thanksgiving. Looking back, I should have seen the signs.
He was drinking more — and we weren’t sleeping together. Just before Thanksgiving, he’d told me he wouldn’t be coming with us to my Aunt Marge‘s home, where we’d planned to spend the holiday. Instead, he wanted to stay in New York with his sisters for the holiday, something he hadn’t done for more than a decade.
He was probably planning his big exit. He was probably mapping out the details to catch a plane.
We’d been having a rough time together –I was your classic codependent — I’d thought that a couple of days apart would do us good.
He brought us — our baby and me — to the train, gave us each a quick peck on the cheek, and stepped away just as the doors were closing. That was the last time my daughter and I saw him.
Let’s just say that the next few Thanksgivings weren’t easy. I can feel the heaviness of November right now — although I remind myself that every year has gotten easier.
I’d love to know: how are you celebrating Thanksgiving this month?
Will you have your kids this holiday? If not, what’s your solo plan?
I’m going to randomly pick two comments and give away two copies of my book, Single Mom Seeking.
P.S. Thanks SO much to Sondra at Happy Healthy Hip Parenting for the very sweet feature about my book on her blog this week!
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