Lots of interesting thoughts here. Time to share them again. They have never left my mind.
As my last semester as an undergrad comes to a close (student teaching not withstanding), I can’t help but wonder what my future will bring. I finally came to the conclusion that I will have to create my own path. There is no template in my family for what I am about to do. My mother, and my grandmothers and great-grandmothers before her, married by age 21 and became a mother by age 24. I do not know what single-parenthood looks like on a daily basis. Am I confident that I can handle being a single mother? Yes. Is that what I intended for my life? No.
Add in the process of becoming a foster parent and then adoption, and I am clearly in uncharted territory. Fortunately, I’ve been preparing for this most of my life, and I…
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