This I Believe

lillian - houston, Texas
Entered on October 17, 2008
Age Group: Under 18

My motivation

You have to be strong and never give up, and ready to face everything is coming. I was a student in Jane long middle school, when I found out I was pregnant. I felted that the entire world fell on me. I did not know what to do or if to keep the baby. I wanted to stay in school to follow all my goals, but I thought how I am going to do it with a baby.

Later I decided to keep her, and not quit. Also I keep on going; to put even more effort on school, and on my work. If don’t you quit and run home when troubles arrives you can only win, and be successful. I remember when a teacher told me back then “what you have in there, touching my stomach, is something special a gift from god. You have to give her good example so she can feel and think you are her roll model and wish to be like you, because she don’t want to see a loser and would you like to show her that, think about it stay in school.” Those words make me realize and motivate me to stay in school and be somebody that my baby girl would be proud of me.

In august 9th a beautiful litter girl was born when I saw her I put her in my chest and her seeing at me; with a beautiful litter smile, with her honey eyes that twinkle in the light. She make me think and realize the truth that I was the only one she could depend on and that she is everything to me just. Up to this day my daughter has brought me joy into my life because of her, I never quit and I make myself better to be successful in my life.

I have accomplished almost all my goals. I return to school further to graduate and to make a career out of my self. So when my daughter grows up she will know her mom was strong all the way and keep her head up high. Now baby is two years old, and now she is world. Every time she need me called me the magic word “mami.”