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    Posted February 9, 2013 by
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    Nancy's Family Album

    The Love of My Life

     
    Throughout my entire life, I was always searching for the “Love of My Life” as most of us women do.
    I was looking for a man who was kind, loving, affectionate, basically a genuinely good and wholesome person.
    I dated, married, divorced, and got my heart broken. One day I realized that I was in my late thirties and I that I may never find that Love that I had been searching for.
    To my surprise, I ended up pregnant in the Fall of 2007, I was 37 years old. I was casually dating a man that I had known for half of my life. When I found out that I was pregnant, I told this person and realized through just one conversation that he didn’t love me, and this was just a physical thing in his eyes, which hurt me tremendously.
    He was also dating three other women at the same time as me, and pressured one of them that he had gotten pregnant at the same time to have an abortion, she complied.
    He also pressured me to have an abortion as well. I knew if I was going to have this baby, I was going to face this pregnancy alone, and called on the only person in my life that I trusted for advice, my Dear Mom.
    My Mom, in her infinite wisdom and compassion told me that she would support any decision that I made concerning this pregnancy. I had always wanted to have children, and being an only child, I knew my Mom wanted Grandchildren. Mom never swayed me in any direction, she just kept reiterating that she would support me regardless of my decision.
    After many tears, and indecisiveness, I decided to keep the baby, and it was the best thing that has ever happened to my family and I.
    Today, I am a single mom to my Lillian, who is now 4 ½ years old, and I love her with everything that I am. I get up each morning because of my precious baby, and Thank God every day that he sent her to me.
    I finally found the Love of My Life.
    God works in mysterious ways, and I had no idea that I didn’t have to search for this Love, this Love was a gift from God to me and my family.
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