Mom: Part 1

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I have seen that people are saying that May is mother’s month. Not quite sure what that is supposed to mean, because every day is mother’s day to me. As I was reflecting on Mother’s Day coming up a question came to my mind. How do you think you have done so far as a mother? Whoa, this is a very loaded question. So I will break it down into pieces for you. Let’s start when I first realized I was pregnant. I was a junior in high school when I first became pregnant. I was full of emotions and wondered how I would be able to take care of a child and continue my education. I was very fortunate to be surrounded by people who were going through the same thing as me during the same time. We would talk about how we were feeling because it was really hard to talk to my mom about how I was feeling. She was very upset with me about being pregnant rightfully so but this was new and I needed help to navigate this journey I was about to be on. One thing that I was determined to do was graduate high school which I did without missing a beat. But one thing that I knew is that I would support and love my son unconditionally. I wanted my son to know that no matter what I was going to be there. When you go through storms I have seen parents turn their backs on their kids. I promised never to do that. Also, I wanted to show my son, unconditional love. Something that I felt was lacking in my life. As my son is now a young man I have seen the challenges in his life and he has overcome so many challenging obstacles. But no matter what I was there to give him advice, love, and support. I’m proud of the young man that my son has turned into. He has taught me a lot about myself and that I am strong. The first child is always hard because you don’t know what you’re doing and you only want the best for your child. I can tell you that he showed me how to love and just be myself. Mom is the best name that I can be called.

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