Weekly Connect Feature #3

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“Hello! My name is Priscilla and I have a wonderful little one year old named Xavier. I am 23 years old going on 24 in September. I’m a Cosmetologist but I do hair from home because it’s quite difficult being separated from my son who is still breastfeeding. Breastfeeding takes up a lot of my time. It just amazes me how fast time flies. There’s times I just want to cry and cry because it doesn’t give me the freedom to do many things I would want to. But then I stop and think about time. About how fast it goes and I’ll look back and say “I miss breastfeeding and the bond I had with my baby boy” it truly is a wonderful experience. I remember the first time he latched on right away and boy oh boy it hurt so bad! I even had to wear a nipple guard because mine were bleeding but I never gave up, and now it’s a piece of cake! I know there are many mothers out there who cannot breastfeed or choose to give formula to their babies and that’s definitely okay too! We are all strong wonderful mamas and our decisions for our children should not make us bad parents. I have not spent a day or night away from my son, and yes there are times where I think to myself “I would love a night out with my girlfriends” but being a single mama it’s tough and I know I have to sacrifice some things for my son and I am okay with that because one day he isn’t going to need me as much, and I’ll miss our times spent together. Being a mother has definitely taught me patience. It all takes time. Do not rush things, it will all work out the way it needs to in time. That’s what I tell myself every day. In time, I will be able to go back to school, in time I will be able to get my career back on track, in time I will have everything better for my son and I, but right now my son needs me more than ever and all my time is devoted to him. “Life teaches us to make good time, while time teaches us the value of life.” Thank you for taking the time to read my story I appreciate it! Xoxo”

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