Jana Kramer is marking her first Thanksgiving with out her youngsters.
The nation singer, 37, shared an emotional Instagram post on Thursday morning, talking in regards to the struggles she’s going through on the vacation as a single mother after filing for divorce from retired NFL participant Mike Caussin, 34, in April. The pair share daughter Jolie Rae, 5, and son Jace Joseph, 2, who seem like spending Thanksgiving with their father.
“Happy thanksgiving 🖤. I’m beyond thankful for my beautiful babies,” Kramer started the put up, sharing a photograph of herself holding fingers with Jolie and Jace, all three smiling on the digicam. “My heart hurts not being with them today and I have a feeling whether it’s the first holiday apart or the 30th there will always be an ache in the heart… BUT How grateful and thankful I am that I’m their momma.”
She then added a message of solidarity for these going by way of an analogous state of affairs: “Thinkin of all the others that are having a ‘first’ holiday of loss or missing or just a difficult time,” she wrote. “Let it out and then let’s eat and drink our feelings 😂😂.”
Earlier within the day, the One Tree Hill alum shared a uncooked video of herself on her Instagram Tales crying on the sofa at her Nashville dwelling.
“Happy Thanksgiving,” she mentioned to the digicam by way of tears. “First one without the kiddos. I knew it was going to be tough but the rainy weather outside is not helping.”
She then pointed to the tears rolling down her cheeks and mentioned, “I’m going to finish this, go for a run and count my blessings, because there’s a lot to be thankful for. But I also think it’s okay to feel the feels … The holidays aren’t always easy for everyone, especially if you’re having a first.”
Kramer has been open with followers on social media in regards to the emotional toll of being a single mother, and navigating life after her cut up from Caussin after six years of marriage.
In September, the star mentioned the toll the divorce has taken on her in an episode of her podcast Whine Down, and mentioned she could not maintain again her tears after her surname was legally modified again to Kramer.
“I cried because my kids’ names… those are my kids. It felt so separated and that really sucked,” she mentioned. “Taking Caussin, we were like a family, even though I took Kramer on some things, and it was easier.”
She mentioned that formally having a final identify totally different to that of her youngsters “broke [her] heart.”
“They’re my kids. They should have my last name, like I birthed them. They came out of my belly and I have them 70 percent of the time. How does he get the last name?” she mentioned. “I don’t know, that really hit me kind of hard. But after I cried, I said, ‘I’m Kramer, yeah! I’ve always been Kramer.’ Then I cried again. After that I was like, I’m never changing my last name again, I will never.”
In an emotional Instagram put up announcing their divorce in April, Kramer wrote that it was “time” for her and Caussin to go their separate methods after six years of marriage. A supply instructed PEOPLE on the time the cut up was as a result of Caussin’s infidelity.
“‘It’s time.’ As I try to make sense of a reality I never wanted to believe could be possible again, those words have now become a reality,” Kramer wrote in her put up. “I’ve fought y’all. I’ve loved hard. I’ve forgiven. I’ve put the work in. I’ve given everything I have, and now I have nothing else to give.”
An insider instructed PEOPLE in early September that Kramer had begun courting once more, as she and Jay Cutler, a retired NFL star and Kristin Cavallari’s ex-husband, had been on one date together.
In early October, a source shared with PEOPLE that they’d already referred to as it quits: “They went on a few dates but in the end Jana is still single. They realized they’re better off as friends than dating,” the supply mentioned.