One day my son will ask me where his father is, or why he doesn’t have a daddy. I think about this day often; and up until now, I had no idea what I was going to tell him. I thought about telling him every detail of every fight over the four years of my relationship with his father. I thought about ignoring those details completely and ‘playing dumb.’ I thought about the words I would say and the tears I would wipe away, but nothing sounds as perfect as “two is enough.”
I never thought I would be moved to tears by a children’s picture book, but when I tell you that I absolutely was, I say that with sincerity. Two Is Enough by Janna Matthies is the perfect book for my family.
When author, Janna Matthies’s friend adopted a child as a single mother, Janna couldn’t find an appropriate children’s book to give her. The only adoption stories she found used the language “when we brought you home.” That experience inspired her to write Two is Enough, which follows four families throughout each season of the year, with tangible love centering every image.
I always thought that my son would be missing out on something by being raised by a single parent. I thought he would feel unloved because his father has never tried to meet him. But after reading this book, I know that the amount of love I have for my child is more than enough. I know that the adventures we have and the stories we share are even more precious because it’s just us. I know, without a shadow of a doubt, that two is enough.
Two Is Enough goes on sale November 10 and will be available at all retailers.
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