Share The emotional message of a single mother to her one-year-old daughter, after finishing her studies at Harvard
Lucy Ortega @LucyUMM
Being a mother is one of the biggest and most demanding responsibilities we can have. If we add to that the fact that we are studying a university career, the day to day become a great challenge. But when the goal is reached, we know that it was worth all those sleepless nights.
This is exactly how a single mother feels , who recently finished her university studies at Harvard and dedicated some beautiful words to her one-year-old baby .
Brianna Williams is the mother of a little one-year-old named Evelyn, who came to the world at a decisive moment for her mother's college career and career: the day of her final exam at Harvard Law School.
While in labor, Brianna asked for an epidural to be able to present her final exam in family law. Now, a year later, both celebrate the graduation of Brianna dressed in cap and gown, as we can see in the precious photographs that the mother has published on her Instagram account.
But undoubtedly in addition to the beautiful images where we can see the joy shared by mother and daughter, the precious story and words that Brianna dedicates to Evelyn show us the challenges she had to face to achieve today her doctorate in jurisprudence .
I went into labor in April- during final exam period. I immediately requested an epidural so that my contractions would not interfere with my Family Law grade. And, with tears in my eyes, I finished it. This biting the bullet experience is quite quintessential of my time at Harvard. To say that my last year of law school, with a newborn, and a single mom was a challenge would be an understatement. Some days I was so mentally and emotionally fatigued that I did not leave my bed. I struggled with reliable childcare. It was not atypical to see me rushing through Wasserstein to the Dean of Students office with Evelyn in her carriage, asking TWO can they keep her for a few until class was over. If not, she just have to come with me to class. Evie attended classes often. So I'm going to be honest with you guys .. I did not think I could do it. I did not think that, at 24 years old, as a single mom, I would be able to get through one of the most intellectually rigorous and challenging positions of my life. It was hard. It hurt. Instagram can make people lives seem seamless, but this journey has been heartwrenching. However, I am happy to say that I DID do it. Today, Evelyn in my arms, with tears streaming down my face, I accepted my Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School. At first, I was the anomaly of my marginalized community. Then, as a single mother, I became a statistic. Next, I pray that- for the sake of my baby, I will be an example. Evelyn- they said that because of you I would not be able to do this. Just know that I did this BECAUSE OF YOU. Thank you for giving me the strength and courage to be invincible. Lets keep beating all their odds, baby.
" I went into labor in April, during my final exam period, I immediately requested an epidural so that my contractions would not interfere with my evaluation in family law, and with tears in my eyes, I finished it, " Brianna begins.
" To say that my last year in law school, with a newborn and as a single mom, was a challenge, I would underestimate it." Some days I was so mentally and emotionally fatigued that I could not leave my bed. It was not uncommon to see me running to the dean's office with Evelyn in her stroller, asking to be taken care of for a few minutes while my class was ending, otherwise she just went to class with me, Evie attended classes frequently, "continues the mother., sharing a situation that we have seen on previous occasions with other mothers who are studying.
Finally, Brianna says that even she did not even think she could do it and that she feels very happy to have achieved it. But without a doubt the most powerful and emotional message of all her history, are the words that she specifically addresses to her daughter:
Evelyn, they said that for you I would not be able to achieve this. I just want you to know that I did this FOR YOU. Thank you for giving me the strength and courage to be invincible. Let's continue to beat the odds, baby.
The emotional publication of Brianna has obtained more than 20, 000 likes and shows us the struggle, effort and dedication that many women who are studying a university career while caring for and educating their children at the same time.
Via | PopSugar
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