My Personal Complications Of Raising A Family

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Raising a family was always part of the plan but raising eight children was a surprise and a beautiful miracle. At the age of sixteen my mother had some personal complications and was told there was a good possibility she could never have children. My mother never gave up hope. My mother is a small petite woman with pale skin and light short brown hair when she met my father at the young age of eighteen. They fell in love and married a year later. After many treatments with fidelity drugs my mother got pregnant with my older sister. A few years later my mother was blessed with my second older sister, then myself, and followed by my other five siblings through the years. My mother’s life now revolved around raising a big family. My mother is the glue that holds our family together. Besides working a fulltime job, she is also a fulltime mother, wife, support system, cheerleader, cook, and she plays many other roles in our family. If you ask my mother she would say her biggest and greatest job is being a mother. Her day …show more content…
When I asked my mother how she did it she simply said, “I worked every day to provide a life for my family. You can never stop working even if you are tired and been up all night with a sick child or five sick children. You still have to do what is best for your family. I could never give my children everything they wanted but I gave them everything they needed. I gave them a safe home with lots of love and support no matter what their choices was. Which I believe is a great foundation for any family.” Deciding what was needed at the moment and what could wait was something important when raising a big family. Buying a new pair of shoes for herself she would wait on so that she could give us money for our field trip or buying us a new pair of shoes instead of herself. Making sacrifices and not being selfish was a key to raising a big

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