I was overwhelmed by the responses I received from my friends and family and I was so glad they took the time to respond. I was so down on myself and feeling so negative that I wasn’t able to see all the goodness in and around me. As a young single mom, I feel like I’m racing to catch up most of the time. Like I’m so much further behind other 24 year olds. I have a child, I mean, I’m not dead! My daughter is happy and healthy and a ray of sunlight in my life and in the life of those we love.
I adore her and she looks up to me. Just the other day she told me when she was older she wanted to cut her hair off when she gets older so she could be ‘pretty just like mommy’. And me, well I’m fighting the fight because that’s all I know how to do. I’m taking damn good care of my daughter, working, and putting myself through school. And you know what, I’m damn proud of myself.