This young fellow is the first of my off-spring. I like to believe he is the reason I am where I am today. Having him at the tender age of 16 changed my life in ways I never even knew.
Being a teen mom was hard, it was challenging, and it was the hardest test I ever had to take in life thus far. Everyone in my life told me my life was ruined, and that I wouldn’t amount to anything. The question was always asked, “What about school, or college? What are you gonna do now?!”
My answer was, “Survive, excel, and continue to be great.” All that doubt from those who were suppose to be in my corner, was diesel fuel for my stride to success. I became determined to finish school, go to college, and make something out of myself, because that little person was depending on me.
My son is my everything, without him I don’t know what path I might have taken. Without him, I wouldn’t have become an RN at the age of 22, or owned my house at the age of 23. Without him, I wouldn’t still be striving to be great, because he looks to me the most for guidance on what success entails.
This young man has challenged me in ways I could never explain. We have been on a rocky roller coaster with his health, his self-esteem, his academics, his work ethic and so on. There are ups and downs, but we are muddling through them all with grace and dignity.
It’s hard to believe in 1 1/2 years he will be considered an adult. My baby will be a man. Until then, he’s just my nerve plucking teenager, who has tempted me to write a book titled “What to expect during the teenage year”. I swear this is the most important book in parenting, that has yet to be published!
I introduce to you, my King!