Someone once told me that life is always better with someone by your side. It really matters who that someone is though, doesn’t it?

It has been nine months since I made the choice to live on my own and raise my two teenage sons by myself. Times haven’t been perfect, but life is definitely better than it was just a short year ago.

They have given me strength to move forward; unconditional love to live each day without regret; and hope for our future. This may be sounding a bit sappy, but I am very fortunate to have not only one person, but two people, by my side.

I may be starting this new year alone, but I am definitely not lonely.