It’s no easy feat to raise kids — and when you’re doing it by yourself, it’s even harder. Over the holiday, Teen Mom 2 star Briana DeJesus opened up on her Instagram Story about her life as a single mom — and the whole thing is pretty heartbreaking. Check out the gallery below to see what she had to say about trying her hardest for her daughters.
And Stella’s dad doesn’t seem to be in the picture at all.
Which means that it’s totally up to Briana to be everything and do everything that her kids need.
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So when her kids celebrate big days, it’s all on her.
And when Christmas rolled around this year, it brought up some bad feelings.
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The mom-of-two shared this cute video of her daughters in bed.
But the moment was more bittersweet than anything else. “I really can’t believe I have these two in my life,” she wrote on the video of the two girls cuddling as they played games on their phones and tablets. “They bring so much joy into my life.”
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But she admitted that there’s sorrow in addition to that joy.
“All I ever wanted was for both my kids to have everything. I am only one person and I try my hardest to give them everything,” she wrote, clearly torn up about the fact that there were some things missing — or some people missing — from their Christmas celebrations.
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She admitted the whole thing just breaks her heart.
“It breaks my heart to know that they won’t get to experience certain things due to others not wanting to be involved in their life or will be limited. As a true loving parent, you do everything you can to be there for them,” she wrote. “I’ll continue to do the best that I can because I love my kids so much.”