I Wept

by Migdalia



I wept today.

Unabashedly, with no remorse.

I wept as only a woman can, as only a Mom can, while watching her child hit a milestone.

I wept and I felt…


I have no one to share my joys, my sorrows, my memories.

I am a single Mother.

Their head.

For better or for worse…

I am their all.

Their joys are my joys.

Their sorrows are my sorrows.  

Their success or failures mine to mark…


For better or for worse…



Yo llore hoy.

Sin pena, sin remordimientos.

Yo lloro como solo una mujer puede, como una Madre, mirando su hijo llegar a una etapa memorable.

Yo llore y me sentí…


Yo no tengo nadie con quien compartir mis alegrías, mis tristezas, mis memorias.

Yo soy una Mama soletera.

La cabeza.

Para bien o para mal…

Yo soy todo para ellos.

Las alegrías de ellos son mía.

Las penas son mis penas.

Los éxitos o fracasos mío para marcar.


Para bien o para mal…

Share and Enjoy. Go ahead, you know you want to.

    About the Author

    Migdalia Rivera, also known as Ms. Latina in social media, is a single Latina mother of a teen, tween and two Australian Shepherds. When not chasing after her energetic bunch, she connects influential bloggers with brands and PR agencies via her blogger network, Stiletto Media. Migdalia gets her glam on as a Glambassador. She also knows that beauty begins on the inside; as a result, she promotes heart health as a Go Red for Women and Go Red Por Tu Corazon Spokesperson, the Spanish version of Go Red.

    { 11 comments… read them below or add one }

    1 Li June 16, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    This is painfully beautiful. Thank you for sharing this.


    2 Ms. Latina June 16, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    Li: Thank you Li for the hugs. Today was a hard day.

    3 Ofelia June 16, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    I completely understand. You found the words that escaped me every time. Thanks for sharing!

    4 Carolyn G June 16, 2010 at 1:43 pm


    5 Rachel June 16, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    Awww Miggy, this a beautiful heartfelt poem. Its gutrenching and real. But I see someone fully dressed in shining armor that takes the ultimate victory. No battle too big or too small shall takeover, you are victorious! I TQM -Rachel. xoxo

    6 Michaelle June 16, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    As a single mom, I can definitely relate to this. *Hugs* to you, ma.

    7 nycgirl0501 June 16, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    Awww this is so touching & sweet. I’m sure they love you so much :)

    8 Lisa June 16, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    Awww Mig. My eyes got watery reading this. I hope you are much better now. I can only imagine how hard it is to be the mom and dad. Single moms have it hard but the ones I know, like you are strong mamis! Anytime you need an ear, I’m here. {{hugs}}

    9 Isolated Existence. June 16, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    Beautiful! I can relate, thanks for sharing with the rest of the world. :-*

    10 Sabrina June 17, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    The ups and downs of being a single mother, boy can i relate.

    Hope you are ok, I’m just a call away.


    11 Jodi Monroy October 17, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    Thanks for sharing this!

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