I had big dreams. I never even had time to take a lunch during my junior and senior years in high school. I was too busy taking college prep classes and business classes so I would have skills to work my way through college. It was important to me to have a good career so that I could be self-sufficient once I had a family. I wasn't preparing myself for a divorce, but I wanted to make sure that I could take care of myself and my children. I planned to major in business in college and then go on to law school.
Then, I found out I was pregnant with Ashleigh. I graduated early and attended one semester at community college while the rest of my class finished up their senior year.
Those dreams that I had seemed unimportant. Even before she was born, I knew. I knew what I was meant to do with my life. I am not sure I can explain how I knew. I just knew.