I found out on May 12, 1996. It was Mother's Day. I was scared. My mother's 56th birthday was on May 13th, and I did not want to ruin it, nor did I want to ruin her Mother's Day. I waited to May 14th to tell my parents. I was only 18, scared, but I was ready to take the title, "Mom."
Can you describe the moment when you saw your child for the first time?
The first time I saw my daughter, I thought she was so pretty. I didn't cry like other mother's do. When they first handed her over to me, she was naked, and I asked them to clean her first. They gave her back to me with a blanket and she was perfect.
How has being a parent changed you?
Before I had children, my life a bit more carefree. I smoked cigarettes and becoming a parent, I decide that was not what I wanted. I was into partying and hanging out, but as a parent, I was into staying home and relaxing with my baby.
What are your dreams for your children?
I hope my children have long lives. I want them to have successful careers. I want them to be happy. I want them to travel and I want them to be better than I ever was or could be. I wish I could have more children, but I am excited about being a grandparent in the next 10 to 15 years.
Do you remember when your last child left home for good?
Do you have any favorite stories about your kids?
To be written.