My first year as Ruthie’s mom

Challenge accepted!

My first year as Ruthie’s mom

Being Ruthie’s mom is the best thing that ever happened to me, but at times it can be challenging. It’s the best because every time I come home from accounting school, she runs behind the curtains and tells me in her loud high voice to find her. It’s the funniest thing in the world, because I can always see her tiny feet. I didn’t know it, but these days I always look forward to seeing her little feet behind the curtains.

When I found out I was pregnant at 16, I was worried and didn't know what the future would have in store for me. Luckily I had Mama to encourage me to be a good mom and make progress towards my dreams.

Mama, Ruthie, and Nathan from next door are the most important people in my life. I don’t think I would have made it without them. Coming home from the hospital with Ruthie was a little hard the first few weeks, but Mama said we would find a way.

Mama asked Nathan to speak to me about accounting school. I’ve always been really good with numbers at school. Last year, before Ruthie was born, I got a special prize for being the best at Mathematics in my class. Nathan is an instructor at the school and he said he thinks I have talent. I’m glad he said that, because after I had Ruthie, I felt challenged. But guess what? I graduate in 6 months and I can’t wait!

I can’t wait to be an accountant some day! I read on the internet that I would have to work really hard at accounting school for my diploma, and then after I graduate I can get a job as an accountant. Maybe one day I will run my own accounting company?!

I’ve learned a lot this past year. I learned that I am strong , a good mom to Ruthie, and I really can do anything if i believe in myself.