From My Inbox: It Can Work Out

First off, friends, I want to apologize for the radio silence the last couple of days. Life got hairy, with an unprecedented number of family members ill/injured/recovering at the same time. Everyone is on the mend, thank goodness! But here's an email that might lift your spirits, if you're feeling discouraged about your future:

 

From: Tricia Subject: Love your site

Message Body: I am really glad that you are supporting young mothers and early married women. I used to be one — actually, I guess that I still am one. I am 42 now, but I had my first child at 21 and married at 22. I wish I could say the obnoxious comments from judge-y random strangers goes away at some point, but I just got one last week. We just celebrated our 20-year anniversary, and went on to have a total of four kids. We supported each other through graduate school (him) and law school (me). My son is in his Junior year of a very selective college that we paid for out of pocket because our income is too high to qualify for financial aid (and his little sister is a freshman at ANOTHER select college where we do the same). Yeah, I guess this whole unplanned pregnancy and early marriage thing just can't work out . . .. oh wait, yes it can.

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