I am a long distance mama,whose kids live with their dad 5 hours away. I had to move back to my home state with my husband to get a job and a place to live. I was unable to survive in the state that my kids are in.
I struggled for 3 years, battled homelessness and joblessness to be near them,walked miles to my job in the winter..just a bleak time in my life. I am living in a beautiful home, have a good job and a loving husband. My life would be near perfect if my kids were with me,but I chose to have them live with their dad for stability reasons. He is more financially capable of caring for them.
Finding this site is a tremendous help to me! I finally don’t feel alone in this situation. I struggle with depression and anxiety constantly. I talk to them every night on the phone, stay in constant contact with their teachers,attend parent teacher conferences,etc and have them every other weekend. It is hard but I have hope for the future that things will change and they will be with me. It keeps me going.