He often comes to work part days with me and while I work, he is right there beside me drawing, creating a video game on the computer, reading and even finishing up his homework. We share in commentary, laughs and stories. He loves being there and loves feeling a part of my work day.
That bonding time for us is something that only came out of our situation. I love that being a single parent has not stopped the bonding process or the special memories from happening with my son. We are creating memories that we would not have in a different circumstance.
At night it is just him and I at home. We have extreme moments of closeness that are personal to us. My son knows without a shadow of a doubt that he is loved and adored by me. The truth is that despite our situation not being in God's ideal plan for families, He is blessing us abundantly through memories that can only be made in a single parent home. For that, it is kind of a neat bond that a two-parent home cannot know of in the same light. I am grateful for my son and grateful for each day that God provides. Absolutely none of it is taken for granted or ignored.