Prompt: Am I more like my dad or my mom?
Honestly, I don’t know that I’m more like either. When I was born, my mother had 3 children (one was my twin lol) already, and too much stress. My younger sister was born less than two years later. She was overwhelmed, and she moved to Virginia.
Meanwhile, my siblings and I were placed “into the system”, and the craziness of my childhood began. I don’t remember my mom. I didn’t know my dad.
I do know my mother was strong though. She cared for several children on her own. She maintained her life without family support or her husband, while pregnant (multiple times!). She gave us up so we could have a better life.
She was selfless… resilient… and I admire her for that. I know I follow her in those aspects.