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Be A Mom You Can Be Proud Of

If you have to ask me why I work so hard at maintaining a friendship with my ex husband, then you cannot imagine just how much I love my son.  If you hint that I might be crazy because of the lengths that I go to . . . I might silently laugh at you.

Because all I have to do is look at this face –

as he stands with his Dad.


his body language as he walks away.

I would gladly suffer a thousand more heartaches to give him joy.

What can I say?  I’m a mother.

Until next time –


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About Catherine, the redhead mom blogger

Catherine’s hopes to make this blog a safe place for thyroid sufferers to come laugh and share the funnier side of thyroid disease while raising awareness around the world. She is a published author, known for her humorous speeches on finding your dream life and blogging for fun and profit. Catherine writes about her dream life at, 8 Women Dream and several online marketing publications. She would also like to be invited to speak at TED about her observations. Catherine posts on M/W/F. Join me on Google+ rapieress@aol.com

3 Responses to Be A Mom You Can Be Proud Of

  1. People in the Sun September 27, 2007 at 12:42 am #

    These are great photos. And the way you put him and his happiness first is awesome. (Sorry, couldn’t think of a better word).

  2. Lynne Stevenson September 27, 2007 at 3:47 am #

    My Dearest Catherine,
    You are truly an amazing person and I so wish that I could be like you when I grow up! There is no way in the world that I could have maintained any semblance of civility with my ex husband after what he put me through leading up to our separation and subsequent divorce. 22 years after I left his sorry behind, I still wouldn’t urinate on him if he was on fire…Let alone walk across the street to see if he needed as much as a glass of water…You are a much better person than I am, Darlin’…

  3. Catherine September 29, 2007 at 12:21 am #

    Hello Lynne – It is so great to see you here again. I wouldn’t even begin to judge the choices you have had to make in your divorce. Some people must certainly protect themselves from ex’s who can hurt them (and their children) and I am sure you have done whatever you needed to do to survive. So many people want to judge others for how they have managed their lives.  I firmly believe most of the world does the absolute best that they can, and frankly dear, I’d be the last to judge anyone. I appreciate your comments so much and am always glad when you stop by. You hold your head up proud girl, because you survived – and THAT means everything.

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