My story...just have to share this. (kinda long)
I feel that I just hit a huge milestone in my life. I finally graduated college and got my bachelors in Sociology and English, I graduated with honors at the top of my class and worked my butt off. The road there wasn't easy, but I'm truly proud I did it.
I took off time after getting pregnant with my first at 21 years old, got married before she turned 1 and found out I was pregnant with my second daughter when my first was only 11 months old. I finally got back into school after my youngest turned 1. Excelled my first semester back, only to find out I was pregnant with #3. Continued school until I delivered, and went back a few days after having her to complete my finals...got a 3.5 that semester with a full course load. Took a semester off to stay at home with the kids full time and my husband lost his job during this time and had an affair...I was unaware of it, but when the time came I got back into school and shit hit the fan. I dealt with his crazy mistress, emotional strain from him, no support from family what so ever and I hit rock bottom, I still continued with school refusing to give up and tried to fix my marriage and raise my girls. I suffered from a stroke in early 2011 and almost have made a full recovery. I lost ability to walk, my vision was impaired, and it took a lot of physical therapy to get back to 'normal'. I got pregnant again in the midst of trying to work things out, and DH didn't budge...so I focused on me and my kids and school. Refusing to show my girls my misery I put my energy on them and wanted to be the best mom I could. After all that, I still did it. I'm truly proud of surviving through all that, and not giving up.