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Solo Mom: The sweetest thing

Posted January 17, 2012

Stacy Lamb, organizer of Single Parents of the Triangle

Almost teary eyed, my little girl asked me “Mommy, if Santa brings presents for all of the good girls and boys, who brings presents for moms as great as you?”

I, of course, told her that she and my son ARE the greatest gifts I could ask for, but she wasn’t buying it. She’s 6, after all, and every kid her age loves presents.

When she sat on Santa’s lap, I heard her ask for a gift for me - specifically, a locket, so that I could carry her and her brother close to my heart at all times. She carefully printed at the bottom of her wish list for Santa, the same request, adding many “pleases” and “thank yous” to ensure a positive response.

On Christmas day, there was a beautiful bag under the tree, noticeably different from the other Santa gifts. In it was a card, a letter, from Mrs. Claus, and two boxes. The letter explained that Santa was far too busy delivering presents to all the good children (there are so many!) to possibly recognize moms as well. But, because she had been so thoughtful, and so sweet, Mrs. Claus herself had to step in, just this once, and accommodate my daughter’s request.

One box contained a locket for me, of course, which now holds a photo of each of my children and is almost always hanging around my neck.

The other contained a “wish locket” for my daughter. Instead of photos, it holds wishes, written on “magical” slips of paper. When you wear your wish close to your heart, it’s bound to come true, of course.

Apparently Mrs. Claus is a bit sympathetic to us single moms. She sure has a lot of elves to care for!

Stacy Lamb of Apex is the divorced mom of two. She also is organizer for Single Parents of the Triangle. Find her here monthly on Wednesday.



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  • Solo Mom Jan 18, 2012

    So glad to hear I can offer something to the other "Solo Moms (and Dads)" out's great to hear your stories too! My little girl now claims she's saving her allowance to take us on a vacation - she has it all planned out and everything! Maybe she just realizes that Mom needs a vacation! Ha!

  • lagniappe342 Jan 18, 2012

    This story brought a tear to my eyes since my sister has bought me a special gift for the past 2 Christmases that I've been "a solo mama" to 2 kiddos...congrats on raising an amazing child!

  • katizs Jan 18, 2012

    I am a single mom of 3 and I understand your situation - I was brought to tears this past Christmas when I opened a small box I had received from my 10yr old son - enclosed was a small necklace with a charm that read Mom, I love you - I found out that he had purchased that all by himself with his own money he had saved up. He happened to see it when he went shopping with my dad - talking about tears in a mom's eyes when I heard the story :) Wonderful thing about kids!

  • lisa4 Jan 18, 2012

    This is a nice story:) I too am a single mother of 2 wonderful children:)

  • Killian Jan 18, 2012

    Nicely done. =) A sign of a sweet daughter, and a mom who listens.