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FabulousDivaRarity


I'm a Proud ABDL mommy. Writer of padded pony fics, a lot of fics about Shining Armor and his mom, several about Rainbow Dash and her family, and far more mom stories than you can imagine.

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The life of a single parent is riddled with mistakes. It is filled with wishes and hopes and dreams for your child, and you try to give them everything they need. But sometimes you can't give them what they need most, and how you handle that makes an impression. Firelight knows the power of mistakes, but he also knows the power of forgiveness.

Set before, during, and after the events of "The Parent Map".

Inspired by the song of the same name by Miranda Lambert.

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Phenomenal. This hit close to home.

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I'm really glad it touched you. That means so much to me. Thank you for telling me that.

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No problem. I can surely relate to the dad in this story. I'm not a parent myself, but my dad was in the military, so for a good chunk of my life, my mom was the only one around. Firelight reminded me of her.

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Wow. I'm blown away hearing that. I know somewhat of how you feel as I said in the author's note. I feel so good that I was able to touch your heart with this at all. At the end of the day, that's what matters to me as a writer. I put my heart in a story, and I send it into the world, and I just hope that it touches someone. To know I did that with this is a gift. Thank you for giving me that gift.

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Anytime! You definitely earned a follow, I'll keep an eye out for future works. :derpytongue2:

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Thank you so much! I appreciate that!

Ow my feels

Wonderful! Simple wonderful and well Made. Its Never easy to find Balance between Family And Work.

Hearthwarming. Thanks for writing

I simply love this! The theme was handle nicely and made me feel for Firelight. I always wondered why Starlight did they things she did when she had such a loving father, but I guess there is such a thing as too much love: instead of feeling supported she felt suffocated, making her lash out to the world. Excellent work.

I enjoyed this immensely. Hearing the story of Starlight's bringing up through her dad's recollection was very creative. I'm a huge Starlight Glimmer fan and love to read stories about her past, both the good and bad of it and why Starlight chose the path she did.

Such a beautiful job! And such a heavy gut punch right to the feels! :raritycry:

This story really touches well on something you don't often get to see nor think on. This being the father being the more 'maternal' figure.

We don't know much, if anything, about Fire Lite's wife. Did she leave? Did she pass away? In any case, we know he definitely did a lot of over-compensating to make sure Starlight felt loved despite being in a single parent household.

And there is another trouble spot. Being a child who sees all sorts of 'happy families' with two parents while you, on the other hoof, are seeing your dad, or mom, struggle to make ends meet, not being around as much as you'd like, and not having as much energy by day's end to do all you'd like to ensure the well-being of your child.

*Sigh* I'm in the middle of a divorce. My soon-to-be ex-wife told me I should have saw this coming for awhile but I never wanted it to. The hardest part is, being totally blind, it's not exactly super easy to do all I can for our son when he is with me. He likes 'screen based' things and I can't see what's on the screen. He also isn't interested in a lot of things I can do, like go for simple walks with my Guide Dog. It was lots easier when his mom and I were together but, for now, my mom is helping me to manage a job with an ever-changing work shift along with ensuring my son doesn't use my total blindness against me to not do chores, clean up properly, etc.

Single parenting, or shared parenting, is lousy. Fire Light did all he could but a child is definitely not able to see all that effort. They only see 'missing parent', 'everyone else is better than me due to having both parents', 'I'm lonely', etc.

I'm glad Starlight and Sunburst could see their parents as 'friends' during "The parent Map". It's really too late to try and parent once your kid is all grown up. However you can still involve yourself in other ways. :)

I could only imagine the heart ache Fire Light felt when Starlight left town. The weight of feeling like a failure as a parent despite having done your best hurts like nobody's business. Even I feel this when I know I can't see my son grow up, I won't ever be able to see how he grows into an artist, and I'll never be able to physically see what he sees that will inspire him into his adulthood. However, like Fire Light, I will do my best without trying to over-compensate.

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