I Kept Pushing For Them

When I found out I was pregnant, I was a senior in high school. I found out in a dressing at store, and it was very scary.  My mom was the one who told me I was, because she noticed I was gaining weight. I didn’t know what to do, and when I told my child's father, he immediately denied her.  I was close to graduating, and all I was wondering was how could I do it with a baby.  My daughter was born prematurely on November 10th. She was beautiful. I had to miss school for two months. When I returned back, I had to try to catch up on all of my work. It was extremely hard to finish school with a newborn crying all night, homework to do, and classes to attend. I finished high school and graduated with a nine months old little girl.  I eventually ended up working, and then I enrolled into the military just 7 days before my baby turned 2. It was the hardest time ever when I had to leave her.

When I returned home, I ended up meeting someone, I thought was my forever, and had another baby girl. I was then, stationed overseas from March of 2011 (3 months after she was born) until March 2012.

I started working as a security officer, until I decided that it was time for me to do better with my life. I had to do it for my girls, not just for myself. I signed up at a local college to become a medical assistant.  The classes were hard. I had to pay and take my babies to school/daycare, without really having any help. I had so many late nights, but my daughters kept me going. We did homework together, we studied together and they encouraged me when I was ready to quit. I graduated in February 2014, with my diploma as a medical assistance. After being discouraged and not finding a job in that field, I decided to go back to school for medical office management. This was much harder and I cried a lot. Again, my girls kept me motivated and made me push harder.. They would tell me everything would work out, and it did. I passed my certification for medical office management and I finished school in, September 2015. I got offered a job in that career field in October 2015, and I walked across the stage and received my associate degree in February 2016. My kids helped me and without them, I don’t know where I would be to this day.

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