As we discussed in the last article, there is history behind gentleman etiquette. He stands when she walks in the room In the old days, men stood out of respect when a lady, dignitary, or elderly person walked in the room. Today, men stand out of courtesy when a guest visits a meeting.
That child is aching for a man to call his or her own.
Every child of a single mother lies awake at night in bed, longing for the Daddy he sees on TV, in books, in the lives of the other kids at school.
You might not be the FIRST man she blames all her problems on, but you sure as hell can be NEXT. On the whole, give single and divorced mothers a pass. Little girls long for daddies as much as little boys. The children of single mothers have already been wounded so deeply by the lack of a father.
And for the love of god, if you decide to give one a spin, STAY AWAY FROM THE CHILD. To give them some hope that it might be YOU, and then leave them is unspeakably cruel. You can’t save those little innocents, but you can save them from hurting even more.
I want to go to bed knowing that I did whatever I could that day.