What do you look like?
Do I have your eyes?
Do I make the same face as you when I feel surprised?
Am I beautiful?
Do you love me?
Are your hugs as good as moms?
Do you think about me?
Do you miss me?
Did you even try to find me?
Would I have been different?
Would I pick the right guy?
Would I be quick to give up on love on the first try?
Would I have insecurities?
Would I love myself?
Would I stop being so tough on myself?
My whole life I blame me for you not being in my life.
I was a child, and you were just living your life.
It's not my fault that I felt alone.
It's not my fault that you never picked up the phone.
It's not my fault that you didn't try hard to find me.
It's not my fault that you're dead and you never knew me.
According the the United States census bureau at census.gov, 11 million families with children under 18 are living in single parent house holds. 8.5 million of the 11 million families are single mothers, with 2.5 million being single fathers. This data was collected in 2016 by the Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement who have been collecting statistics on families for over 60 years. It's not easy growing up in households with one parent. If you grew up in a single parent home remember you are not alone. Don't blame yourself for a absent parent. Parents are not perfect and if you are having a difficult time dealing with parent abandonment, then seek help. There are counselors that can help you cope with the absent of a parent.