When my son was little and I was newly divorced, we struggled a lot. I was in college, we lived for a time with my parents, I sometimes worked 3 jobs and my son had to go to daycare. At that time I probably would have called myself a single mom. But it wasn't by choice, I was really hoping to get married again one day.
Fast forward to now, I have a pretty comfortable life, I work out of my home, I spend most of my time with my children and doing things for them. Most of the struggle is gone.
I think the biggest difference is that when I was younger and my marriage ended, I found myself in a particular situation...not of my choosing.
Now, I have a life that I have built...and most of it is by my own choice. I say most of it, because my first choice is to be led by God...and He is in control of my life! When I decide to adopt another child it is because I have prayed over it and am certain that is what God has chosen for me.
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