February 11, 2010
My Inspiration for Life
My whole life I’ve heard the saying “Every gray cloud has a silver lining,” until the birth of my daughter I never truly understood its meaning. When I found out I was pregnant as a high school senior I saw my whole world crumble around me, knowing that I wasn’t ready to be a mother at eighteen. In my mind I thought that I would never be able to go to college, never be able to have a career, and live a life of poverty. The day my daughter Madalynn was born and I looked in her eyes for the first time I knew I had to find a way to go to school and make something of myself, not just for me but for both of us. Her birth gave me the realization, determination, and inspiration of what I wanted to do with my life.
The morning of July 21, 2009 I arrived at the Medical College of Georgia to have my labor induced, when I first arrived I met the nurse that would assist in the birth of my beautiful daughter. She was so friendly and excited to be apart of such a big day, I could see that she truly loved her job just by her expressions. The care and support that she gave me through out the whole process was extraordinary, to the point that it made me realize that I would love to be doing her job. Curious about the schooling that would be involved to do her job I began asking several of the nurses what schools they attended, how long it took them to graduate, and if I would be able to support myself and my daughter on their income. After learning that many of them only had associate degrees in nursing from various technical schools and a certificate for Neonatal Resuscitation Provider I realized doing their job wasn’t that far from my reach.
Determination to complete a task had always been something I lacked in my life until the moment I saw my beautiful baby girl. Looking in her eyes I realized that this tiny human being