Written by: Admin_SheEvo

The journey of raising my teenage daughter as a single mom has not been easy. Some days, the weight of responsibilities feels like an huge mountain, but I push through because I love my daughter with everything in me.

The absence of her father is what makes everything even harder. I’m always trying to find the right mix between being the caring parent and the strict parent, the provider and the emotional support. There are times when I wish I had someone to carry this load with, give her advice, and be there for her all the time. I’ve come to terms with it, though, and it makes me even more determined to be the best mother I can be.

My days start early, taking on multiple roles. As a nurse, my work demands focus and compassion, caring for others in need. But when my shift ends, another set of responsibilities await. Ensuring my daughter attends school, supporting her through academic challenges, and being there for her emotionally become my primary focus. There are times when exhaustion seeps into my bones, but her well-being remains my driving force.

Financial strains add another layer of difficulty. Budgeting becomes an art. I have learned to prioritize, to make sacrifices, all for the sake of providing a stable environment for my beautiful baby girl. The worry about making ends meet can be consuming, but I refuse to let it overshadow the joy of watching her grow and flourish into a beautiful woman.

It’s not easy. There are moments when I doubt myself, when I question if I am doing enough, if I am enough. But then, a smile or a heartfelt “thank you, Mom” reminds me that despite the challenges, the bond we share is everything I need to keep going. It is in those moments that I find strength.

Raising a teenage girl alone means that I am her friend, her mentor, and her parent all at once. There are conversations that are uncomfortable, decisions that are tough, and fears that keep me awake at night. But I’ve come to understand that it is not about being perfect, it is rather about being present, showing her love, and offering guidance to the best of my ability.

Some may see my situation as a hurdle, but I choose to view it as an opportunity to show my baby girl the strength of resilience, the power of determination, and the depth of unconditional love. I hope she sees in me an example of all of that, and that she learns that despite life’s obstacles, with determination and love, she overcome anything.

To my daughter: If you are reading this, I love you so much and I will do everything I can to make you happy. You are the love of my life, the air I breathe and my reason to live. Thank you for giving me purpose and for showing me that I am capable of loving. 

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Admin_SheEvo

My name is Yasmine Luhandjula, and I am the Chief Editor for She Evolves World. My role is to plan, manage and produce quality, engaging and informative content for our readers.

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