I never thought I wanted children. I was in a happy and what I thought secure relationship and we decided to have a baby after he recovered from cancer. Four years after my daughter was born, we broke up due to a very unstable year of mental health for both me and my ex.
Three years later, my daughter lives with me again and she is my purpose and my life. I am so glad I managed to turn my life around. She literally is the most important thing in my life. I love her and don’t want her to experience what I went through as a child, so I’m determined to get this right. I made mistakes initially but she is a very happy, content little girl.
Being a mother did not come naturally to me, but I’ve learnt how to parent and tbh, I am proud of myself because it’s not easy when you’re not naturally maternal.