Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.
~ Elizabeth Stone
When you become a single parent your heart is broken, and if the above is true, you then have a broken heart walking around outside your body. A heart that you have to, at times, entrust again to the one who broke it. You have to send the thing that is most precious to you off with someone who you cannot trust. You see the potential for further damage but you have no choice. You pray, and try to protect the best that you can. All the while battling with the irrational fear of losing your heart.