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#31 of 57 Old 02-26-2010, 09:30 AM
 
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I have a friend in a similar situation. Congratulations to you and yoru son!! You are both awesome!

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I remembered your post from October... it made me cry... I went to re-read it, just because, and it made me cry again. It is such a wonderful and sweet story. I'm so happy to hear the wonderful news about your son. You sound very blessed to have each other.

As a side note, are you a writer? Because if you aren't, you should be. Your writing style is so interesting to read.

Congratulations to your son! Much luck in the years to come!
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Congrats! That other post you wrote was so beautiful, thanks for sharing it all.

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You are amazing. Be proud!

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I am totally crying. You are so awesome and so is your son. Congratulations on succeeding despite overwhelming odds.

My advice may not be appropriate for you. That's ok. You are just fine how you are and I am the right kind of me.

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Thanks so much for posting this, as I am sitting here drowning in guilt because of what my ds and I have been through you give me hope that with perseverance anybody can come out "on the other side." You must be so proud of him AND yourself for doing such an incredible job as a mother!

ETA: I just went back and read your original post in October and it made me cry. It's so comforting to know that children remember the good times and the small things and not the struggles. I'm so glad things got better for you all.

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You are such an inspiration! Congratulations!!!!!
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The OP made me cry, and Im not even joking.

Everytime I start to feel sorry for myself, I will think of what an inspiration you and your son are, and snap myself out of it. You made it through Hardships I will never know, I can make through another cold/snotty nose/sleepless night.
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Congrats to you both! I remember your post from OCT. They both filled me with both tears and joy.

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Thank you so much for sharing your story!!

I hope you are proud of yourself - I am sure that your son is!



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Congratulations to you and your son!
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How wonderful! Congratulations!!
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That is so exciting!!!!! You two rock!!!!:bana na:br oc:carr ot
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your post literally brought tears to my eyes. way to go to you and your son!
i'm so thrilled for you both.
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I remember that other thread. It stuck with me. Can you please write a book? I really want to read it.

I have boys! My first baby boy was born 10/08 and my second baby boy was born 7/12

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You are an inspiration!

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Congratulations to both of you. How wonderful.
My Dh is the son of teen parents who didn't nearly as good a job as you have done. But it made him determined to do a better job for his own children and he has/is still doing a wonderful job.
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Congrats to you and your son!
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Congrats to you and your son!!

I am also the daughter of (30 years ago) teen parents. Glad to see other success stories.

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I've been where you were & hope to one day be where you are now. I'm happy for you & your son.
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I almost got offended at the title of your post, having once been a teenage welfare mother.

You and your son are amazing. Congratulations are in order to both of you.
Me, too.



Yes, congratuations! Best wishes to your son.

I'm the child of a welfare mother, too, and I'm a college graduate who paid and paved my own way. And my mother isn't half the mother you are...so for all kids out there in those worn shoes...it can be done.

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That was a lovely poem

Congratulations to both of you



you should write more often. What a great true story
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that was an amazing story of life an it made me cry congrats to you an your son and your whole family

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That's so wonderful for both of you! What great news!

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