Research Paper On Caring For A Life

Caring for a Life I had my daughter when I was 15 years old. Yes, I was young and yes, it was not the best time for me to have a baby. Teenage mothers are stigmatized in our society as promiscuous and looked down upon. Becoming a parent at a young age when you yourself are a child makes you mature quickly. Parenting brings many challenges, but we cannot negate all the blessings and insight it can bring as well. I have grown as an individual, learned to balance different aspects of my life and gain a new appreciation for life. As a parent, I provide more than food and shelter for my daughter. I give her essentially part of my life. It is a surreal feeling knowing you can impact someone’s life so much. That makes me want to be someone she …show more content…
I know they made sacrifices like coming to a new country to provide my siblings and I a better future but I never really thought of it. My parents divorced when I was 10 years old. I remember feeling very relieved that they were finally thinking more about their own happiness and not just about think about what my siblings and I would think. My older sister who was 11 years old and I saw it coming but my brother was just a baby and does not have memories of what having my parents together. I’m not saying that having them together was awful but you could tell they did not love each other the way they did in the past by how distant and avoidant they acted towards each other. During this time, my parents worked long hours starting at 5:00 A.M. and ending at 7:00 P.M. When they divorced they were still cordial and would always try their hardest to attend my sister and I’s basketball games and school Christmas and Spring music programs. My parents would always do more than I expected. I now realize how truly lucky I am to call such amazing and hardworking people, “mom,” and, “dad.” I am grateful for the support my parents have provided me. I feel that my life would have been more difficult if I did not have the support of my family throughout my pregnancy and in helping me care for my daughter. I have gained a new appreciation for all I been given throughout my life not just the physical but …show more content…
I used to see children in stores acting out and always thought they were an embodiment of their parent’s teachings. Children are more than what their parents teach and in vision them to be. Children do learn from their parents, but they also learn from the culture, society, and other people around them. I was judged heavily through my pregnancy by people I knew and complete strangers. This time in my life made me feel ashamed of who I was and very self-conscience of everything I said and did. I at 18 still feel self-conscience of what I say and tend to keep my life very private. I would never want someone to feel that way by me. I now realize that you may see a child or adult act a certain way but you do not truly know who they are nor what they stand for. Therefore, you should not make assumptions into who they are as an individual. A person is more complex than the snapshot you get of their life and should not judge people based on an incomplete

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