New Delhi: Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO has written a touching post on Facebook for Mother's Day to all the mothers, especially those who are raising their children all by themselves.
Sandberg writes, “People become single parents for many reasons: loss of a partner, breakdown of a relationship, by choice. One year and five days ago I joined them.” Last year Sandberg lost her husband Dave Goldberg unexpectedly and in this post she describes how the loss of her partner has changed things for her and the children.
Sandberg writes, “For me, this is still a new and unfamiliar world. Before, I did not quite get it. I did not really get how hard it is to succeed at work when you are overwhelmed at home. I did not understand how often I would look at my son’s or daughter’s crying face and not know how to stop the tears.”
The Facebook COO, in her post points out a lot of things. She tells about how shattering it is when several occasions remind them that her husband and her children’s father isn't around anymore for events like father-daughter dances to Parent Night at school and more.
She talks about maternity leaves and tells that she is fortunate to not have financial burdens that single mothers and widows often face.
In her note, Sandberg says being a mother is the most important—and most humbling—job she has ever had.
She concludes, “Being a mother is the most important—and most humbling—job I’ve ever had. As we rightly celebrate motherhood, we should give special thanks to the women who are raising children on their own. And let’s vow to do more to support them, every day.”
You can read the entire post here: