Never let your beginnings...
My ex left me 7 mos preg. And with 3 little boys under 6. He beat me so bad that I now have Epilepsy.
I have a 9grade education, and I was going to start a training program. But this story isn't about me, it's about a miracle.
My baby got spinal meningitis at 4 months old and almost died. I went through all of that alone! No support, no one from church, nothing!
My baby had to have brain surgery as a result. Again no support from anyone! No one from church to sit with me during the surgery, no one to hold my hand! No one!
I was 22 yrs old and I had to handle all of this on my own! After the surgery they put my sweet boy in my arms for me to hold him, he had all of these tubes hanging out of him and his head was doubled in size and wrapped up with a tube and bottle hanging off of it. He was so tiny and still, then all of a sudden he went into convulsions and they took him away from me.
His temperature had jumped and he wasn't
stabilizing after the surgery very well.
Finally after another hour or so, they brought him back and I could tell something was different. His body went into shock from such a traumatic surgery.
There I sat, tiny baby boy in my lap, and no one to lean on. I prayed hard. The kind of prayers that only a Creator would understand. The kind of prayers that only one who is loving and values life would understand.
No holy man from church, no church elders,
Not one Christian there who believes in what Christ has to say or any of the Holy scriptures came to support a poor young mother of a very sick four month old who was so close to death.
The Dr.'s said they didn't know if he would walk or talk or if he would be stuck in a bed the rest of his life.
Never let a Dr. determine what your full potential is going to be, because my sweet baby boy has blown them all out of the water!
Prayers were answered, my son did learn to walk, although it took him until the age of 4 to talk. I found out later that he has high functioning Asperger's syndrome.
In the end my son had struggles with school, but we worked through all that and he is 27 years old, 6'4" and currently managing a business. He still has his bad days, but he has coping skills now and a dog, a blue heeler that is his constant companion and emotional support service dog. My son has come a long way from the tiny baby in the hospital.
He's proven all the textbooks wrong, and I've learned that you can have a spiritual connection and relationship with the creator without needing all the extra baggage of what Religion wants you to think.
Never let your beginnings determine your outcome in life.