Mother has been my role my whole life

May 12, 2019
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Mother has been my role my whole life

Mother has been my role my whole life

“I have five kids. Four girls and a boy.  I had my first child when I was 14 and got married at 16. I wasn’t ready, but I had to grow up quick. My mother was on drugs and wasn’t around. I was my brother and sister’s mother, too. I was five years old standing on a chair making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches because there was no one else was there to take care of us. Mother has been my role my whole life and it is an instinct for me. I am a survivor by the grace of God. I taught my kids there are consequences to sex and not do what I did. They are choosing careers and college. One of my daughters is about to enter the nursing program at South and another is a dental hygienist. My son is graduating from high school and about to start at UAB. I broke the cycle because I don’t my kids to endure the abuse or neglect I went through.  It has been a journey to get here, but I am so proud. There is hope and light at the end of a dark childhood.”

1 comment on “Mother has been my role my whole life”

  1. Julie Hoagland says:

    You have so much to be proud of, and your children are a testament to that! Happy mother’s day!

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