I have spent many years growing and blossoming into the young woman that I am today. It wouldn’t have all came to be without the hardships that I have come across in my life, but I haven’t let them turn me into a sour person. Instead I have turned my past hardships and decisions mold me and help me to grow as a person. Growing up as a child with physical limitations I never knew what it would be like to be an adult and I feared being a parent, but as I aged that idea changed. I then graduated high school and got myself into a bad relationship, where my daughter was born.
I WILL BE A GREAT PARENT!
I gave her up for adoption knowing that I was not in a relationship with someone who would be a good parent. I also knew that I was not ready to be a parent. I was young and naive. It took years for me to leave him and reunite with an old friend who was meant for me. With him things grew and I became more and more ready for a child. I have grown and realized that I am ready to be a parent. I want to bring another child into this world; one that I can raise and care for. I don’t think I would have come this far if it wasn’t for my open adoption. I have been given the chance to watch my daughter grow and that has made me not fear my disability. Instead it has made me want to become a mom and now I am being given that chance.
I know that it will not be easy to raise a child and I know it will be even harder for me to be the perfect mom, but I believe I can do it. My confidence has grown and that right there will make a huge difference in how I raise my child. In addition to this I know that I have a great support system in place with my family, my partner, and his lovely family that has already done so much for me.
This decision is what will make me a great parent, and a great mom because confidence is one of the most important factors in being great at anything. I know that my younger self would not be able to do the best job at being a mother because I had no confidence in myself or anything that I can do. Nothing is going to hold me back and you shouldn’t let it hold you back either. I may have a disability, but that will not change the fact that I can be a great mother. I will find ways around any obstacle that is placed in my path.
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