The Morning Before Thanksgiving for the Divorced or Single Parent

It's the morning before Thanksgiving, and I was unprepared for the single parent melancholy that hit me the second I woke up.

This evening, my boys will go with their father. I will pick them up tomorrow afternoon for Thanksgiving dinner with my family so I know I am luckier than many single parents. That does not make it much less difficult or any less unfair that my children and I have to sacrifice because of choices my ex-husband made single handedly. It doesn't make it any less unfair that our happiness is continually sacrificed for his. I felt myself sinking into a bad case of the:


I wrote this piece in 2011, but it still applies today. Divorce has no earthly end, but there are always reasons to be thankful!

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God Bless & Happy Thanksgiving! 

Kerri Lynn


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