I'd never been a part of an epidemic..
I was one of "those" "them" the less then..the moochers of the state.
I stood in lines..all day. And then they turn you away because it's closing time. Then where to sleep that night? How to eat? The calls to adoption agencies, because "wouldn't that just be better?" because everything and everyone was better...better than me. I almost believed it.
"NO! No they're not. I am brave. I am strong. I will be a better mother than my own had been. I can do this and someday he will do great things...you'll see"
In October I wrote this post http://www.mothering.com/discussions...ght=whitneymum
And tonight we got his college acceptance letter. My son is going to a well respected university this fall.
The teenage son of a teenage mom. yea, there's a huge triumph here
My son worked SO hard for this. He never waivered in his dedication to get into the college of his choice. And in his application essay he wrote about us, in that tiny apartment, sharing the food bank food box and thinking like it was Christmas..and all the other "adventures" of taking Christmas trees home on the bus, of walking in the rain, of hopping the bus downtown to sneak into the art musuem. Of life LIVED, no matter the circumstance.
I adore the gift of being proud of him. I am blessed beyond measure..and this is one of the happiest nights of my life.
thanks for sharing it with me, there's no family around to share in this, nobody but you guys would probably even get it anyway.
thank you my sisters!
DS, 10/07. Allergies: peanut, egg, wheat. We've added dairy back in. And taken it back out again. It causes sandpaper skin with itchy patches and thrashing during sleep. Due w/ #2 late April, 2012.
Well done mama!
Congratulations to you both!
We think green! Gentle mama to 3 amazing kiddos. Recovering from religion.
LIFEschooling. Extended NAKing. Graduated cloth diaperer.
Me  DP  out & proud!
Mama to DD1 2007 DD2 2009 DD3 2012
TTC #4 as the "other" mother
3/2015: Home ICI - BFN
On a break - Trying again: late April 2015
My mother had her first child at 17 and was the best mother ever. (Love ya mom!)
I am feeling lonesome and discouraged tonight (DH in Afghanistan, kids cranky and suffering from the Februaries--crankiness, tiredness and moments of downright meanness to each other). Your post made me feel proud to be a mother. I hope I do as good a job as you have done. Relish every minute of your success.
---Jessica---Livin' my life from A (1/05 ) to Z (4/08 ).....and z (3/11)