Today’s challenge will probably be the most difficult one that I’ve had to do, and you will soon understand why. As this challenge comes to an end, this is a good way to finish everything and pull it all together. Between deep, personal posts, to funny, or uplifting posts, I feel this challenge as been a great way to know who I am behind the screen.
As you read by the title, I’m going to be writing a letter to someone. For me, this someone isn’t just anyone. If you didn’t know already, my family lost my grandpa 4 months ago. He was the glue of our family, and losing him has been the most difficult things we’ve gone through as a family. If I could write him a letter today, here is everything that I would say to him.
When I was almost 18 years old, I found out I was pregnant. My boyfriend, at the time, and I had been together for over 2 years by this point. He was ecstatic when I told him that the test showed positive, and came to pick me up. From there, we went to the store to buy another test, and went back to his Aunt’s house to take it. As soon as it, too, came back positive, he called everyone he could just to tell them we were pregnant.
I was excited because I’d always wanted to be a mother someday, but I was also embarrassed. The father of my child, although I loved him, had cheated on me more than once, and everyone knew it. Plus, we were young. I was petrified of others finding out I was carrying his child, but over time, that faded away. The more excited and attached I became, the less I cared what others thought of my situation. In the end, I knew that no matter what happened between the father and I, I would always have my baby.
Mother’s Day is a holiday where we celebrate the women we came from; who loved, raised, and taught us from the ground up. Whether you have a strong relationship with your biological mother or not, most of us have a woman, or women, that we look up to and celebrate today.
Happy Mother’s Day to all of you wonderful, strong, beautiful, exhausted women who do your absolute best to raise your babies, even after they’re old enough to do for themselves. Today is for, and about you!