My mother was always a single mother, so just like space, as I was growing up, money was tight. But my mother never let that hold back my siblings and me from getting our education and other goals she set for us. She knew we could do things that we believed we couldn’t possibly do, so she always encouraged us to be our best, no matter whatever or whoever tried to bring us down. The people that are in my life today have had a huge impact on the person who I’ve grown to be. My family, but especially my mother has molded me with their standards and expectations of me, and for them I am thankful.
At the age of five years old my parents were drug addicts and always fighting and arguing so they never could agree to be together for me. My father left my mom for someone else. At the age of seven years old I was forced to move with my auntie because my mother was not able to care for me anymore. Her addiction had taken over. I would see her all the time but it was so hard because I was so young experiences it.
In the fall of 1972, Dave’s mother seems to get worse. She argues with her own family, especially her mother. After that, Dave’s grandmother rarely visits, but they continue to argue over the telephone. After the arguments she would take out her anger on Dave. Dave’s mother also yells at her husband, who comes home drunk.
The Journal of Nursing Education states, “researchers found the concepts of caring and nurturance were identified as high motivators for choosing nursing” (Williams, Wertenberger, Hames, Gushuliak, 1997). At that time, I was working back office at a Urology office and was going to school. I decided one day that to be able to provide for my daughter if something were to happen between my husband and I that I could always support us. Therefore, my journey began. A Journey Amongst Friends I was fortunate enough to go to nursing school with my best friend Harley.
Chad lost his good paying job and became stressed when he had to find another way to support our family. Unfortunately, he began to drink to lower his stress but drunken Chad was abusive. Whenever Chad drank, he drank, and anyone who got in his way would face his wrath, and unfortunately, that was me. He would come home drunk and take his stress out on me. He would yell at me, calling me worthless and stupid, and hit me in front of the kids.
A Child Called “It” by Dave Pelzer “I focused all of my attention on Mother’s face. Out of the corner of my eye I saw a blurred object fly from her hand. A sharp pain erupted from just above my stomach. I tried to remain standing, but my legs gave out, and my world turned black. Mother had stabbed me.” A Child Called “It” by Dave Pelzer is an intense, heart wrenching novel about dave himself, and the struggle he went through as a child to try and stay alive through all of the harsh beatings and punishments that his drunken and abusive mother had given him for no diserving reason.
They would fight so bad in front of me that it affected me with my school work, sports and social life. Everything started getting better until the day my mom moved out and I had to choose who I was going to life with. I went to a divorce counselor and lawyer because I was unable to make the decision. I finally spit the time equally, which was not enough for both of them and ended up making them fight even more and putting myself in the middle of it. Finally sophomore year of high school my biggest support system came into my life, my boyfriend and his family.
It not only affects the married couple but the children suffer as well, if not more. Even though my mom and dad were not meant for each other they were and continue to be very good parents. Because of all the hardships in my family I left at seventeen for almost three years. I struggled working multiple jobs at once, dropping in and out of college and moving on a regular basis for various reasons. Those few years were very hard, especially on my own.
I had grown so attached to him. He was like my guidance counselor, my mentor, someone I can talk to when I was thinking about messing up. My step father been in my life since I was eight years him and my mother had a good relationship with each other. They had there occasional argument, but they were nothing serious and what relationship don’t have there, up’s and downs. They had always worked through them though and continued loving each other.
While all our teachers and parents have been working all our lives to equip and prepare us for this stage in our lives, it's not like when we get to this point and go off to college or whatever you may plan to do now that they will all be gone; these people along with all the friends we've made over time will still be there, maybe not right where you can see them everyday, but nevertheless there to talk to and support you when you may need. Thus, there is no reason to feel as though you are alone or on your own at this