At 14, I met the love of my life because you know at 14 we know these kind of things. At 16, I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl who would forever change my world. Despite being cheated on at 4 months pregnant and multiple other times after that, being left in 2007 with nothing, we decided to get married in May of 2008 when he decided he was going to join the military (which never happened). I was 18 at the time, graduating high school, and in the process of starting college.
At 20, I gave birth to our second daughter who again changed my life for the better. That following year, a week after I graduated from college, two days before our 3rd wedding anniversary and a month before she turned one, I filed for divorce.
8 years later and it has now been almost 5 years since the girls have seen their father.
To say that days are not hard, would be a lie. I work a full time job, Coach an all star cheer time twice a week, take the girls back and forth to after school and weekend events (with the help from my amazing parents), and try to date because why not...
Being a single mom is incredibly hard. But if I would have given up everytime it had gotten hard for me I would not have two amazing girls, now 13 and 8. Things will get better. Just don’t ever give up.