My name is Whitney, and I am a single mom to a wonderful seventeen years old son, Seth. I would be a liar if I said that I had the "Beaver Cleaver" family, that is far from the truth.
After years of a highly serious drug addiction; not to mention the attempted suicides, I admitted myself to a psychiatric unit. During this time I fell in love with a man, became pregnant and was told he did not want children and would pay for my abortion. Of course I refused and I had a beautiful son; whom next to God is the joy of my life.
You may think I am still crazy but it wasn't until I found God that my life started to change; I learned to forgive those who had hurt me. Yes, I forgave my parents and my son's father and most important, I forgave myself. Everything was going so good for me and Seth, I had a good-paying job that I really loved, owned my own home, vehicle, and going to church. What a great feeling; life is good, simple but good! All I needed now was a good man who would love Seth as his and me unconditionally.
An old boyfriend pooped up one day and he wanted to rekindle our relationship. I was somewhat apprehensive about this because the last time we were together we were getting high. Well, he told me that he was clean and wanted to go to church with me; that being back with me gave him a new lease on life. Well, soon he started making one excuse after another, this should have been my sign to leave and not look back, butI was falling in love, believing in my heart I could actually help get him in church and live a happy life.
Six months into the relationship, and we were getting high again. Looking back I really wished I would have never seen him. Please do not misunderstand, he did not make me get high, I did that all on my own, he just influenced me. We were together for fourteen months and during that time I destroyed everything I stood for, bouncing checks, getting large amounts of money from people who love and trusted me with no intentions of ever paying them back, just about to lose a great job; Seth he really paid for my actions.
This hit me like a ton of bricks, I have destroyed my life again. My son was so mad at me for what I was doing, I was completely broke and was getting ready to lose everything I had and would most likely go to jail for writing bad checks. I called my dad and told him everything and asked if I could come there and get my life back in order yet again, he agreed and here I am. Seth stayed with my sister until school was out then he came here as well.
Two years later, I have gone back to school and became a Certified Medical Assistant and I work in a clinic that deals with drug addicts. Seth eventually forgave me and I got back on track with God. I started having lots of pain in my back and numbness in my legs and feet and needing two knee replacements. I can barely walk and I must use a cane and at times needing assistance when I have to go in open spaces.
I refuse to let these inabilities keep me down, I am currently enrolled at Colorado Technical College an on line campus to get my BA in addiction counseling. As a forty seven year old woman with a 3.55 GPA; I can honestly give Perrla some credit, APA Style is not easy, and your program helps me a lot in my paper presentations. I appreciate you guys for coming up with the software to help people out who struggles in essay formatting.
I am a very happy person, with good and bad days. No matter what I never give up, and if these inabilities turn into disabilities then that's the way it will be. Seth is a great kid and an excellent student who has dreams of being a veterinarian; him and I have a great relationship. I still have my mind and I can have something to offer this world, I am not done until God says I am done, so I will continue to fight the good fight.