At 17 years old I had my life planned out, I knew exactly what I wanted to do after high school. But never did I imagine I would become pregnant before even finishing high school. It was a shock to everyone including myself! Of course as a teenager it was hard to accept the fact that I had “messed up” and that I had become a statistic. So many thoughts went through my head, even abortion. There was one thought that I could not get out of my head though, If I went through with the abortion I knew that I would regret it, I knew that although it wasn’t the right time maybe god had decided that it WAS the best time for me to have this baby. I felt that if it wasn’t meant to be then god would take care of it on his own. I knew that having an abortion would haunt me for the rest of my life. I knew that It would break my soul forever if I got rid of this baby. Well, I had my daughter and even though things didn’t work out with her father (to say the least) and I had more downs than ups I managed to raise her and provide her and I with everything we needed and more (thank god).
Fast forward 11 years, I am a 30 year old single mother (still) and I have to say that this little girl named Kayla definitely changed my life forever (in a good way). I think that my life would have been so much different without her, and because of her I am the strong woman I am today. Because she was put in my life to make me a woman and to teach me things about myself that no one else could. She was put in my life to teach me patience and to give and feel love. With her there is a much bigger meaning to this thing called life. She makes me want to work harder and she inspires me to become a better person. I’ve always been self driven but she is definitely the biggest inspiration of my life. I know that she is watching me and she sees how hard I work to give us a bette life, financially and educationally. I want her to be proud to say “that’s my mom”.
On this Mother’s Day I want to thank her for being the great daughter she is. I want to acknowledge her for understanding, for loving me and for being the awesome daughter she is. She makes me a better person and she continues to teach me things about myself and about life. I chose the photo above because every time I look at that picture I’m fascinated with the way she is looking up at me. So much love comes from those eyes and that smile. We are truly blessed as mother’s to be a able to share this life with our kids and to be able to give them our love and watch them grow. Thank you god, for love, for family, for blessing us with our children and trusting us to take care of these little angels. Our love is unconditional and incomparable to any other. It is truly a blessing to be able to call myself a mother. Happy Mother’s Day to all the beautiful mother’s and mother’s to be out there. Much love to the single mother’s there are no words to describe your sacrifice. To the father’s who have to play both roles we salute you as well. Happy Mother’s Day 2014!