A Single Mom and School
I am a twenty-eight year old single parent. I have four children, three boys and a
girl, their ages are eleven, eight, five, and one. My life is pretty hectic. I love my
children more than anything in the world, I would not send them back now if I could.
But, sometimes I can't help but thinking how different and easier my life would be if I
would have waited until I accomplished my goals. Sometimes I sit, looking around at the
people who are younger than me, and I think that this was supposed to be what I am
doing, or should have done. Since I am twenty-eight I should have been graduated from
college. I envy those who were able to go straight to college after high school and get to
live on campus. I was not able to experience, the "college life".
I wanted to go to Clark
State in Atlanta, Ga. but was unable to because I had a child.
I had my first son at the age of sixteen; I was a junior in high school. My mother
was furious and my father didn't talk to me for a long time. Everyone was convinced that
I would not graduate from high school, and make anything of myself. But I had other
Plans, for my family. It really disappointed me that they had not faith in me. I was
determined to prove all of them wrong. I graduated from high school, I went to a
technical school for Medical Assisting. It was a ten month program. Mainly I chose that
school because it was convenient to home. I also had a friend that I went to high school
with that was attending the school also. Since she had a car and...