with all odds against me

by DeeDee Andrews
(Washington DC)

I have always been quite the positive person but there was a time in my life where I found a new level of strength in me and it was all due to prayer, faith, the law of attraction, and positivity.

I was 19 years old and pregnant. My child's father lived in another state so once the baby was here he thought that I should move to his home town. My mother was strongly against it and told me that if he really loved me he would marry me and move to my hometown where they had a good job lined up for him and would help us get a starter home until we got on our feet.

When my child's father heard this he refused and insisted I move there. My mother warned that if I left she would never have anything to say to me again. Afraid of losing my child's father, I moved anyway. Once my son and I arrived everything went crashing down.

He refused to get a job. We had to stay in his mother's basement. I dealt with animosity from his family because they thought because I was quiet I had an attitude. And to top it off we ended up breaking up and he ran off with some stripper.

I was completely lost. I couldn't return home and I was in a huge city with no one to turn to. I took my 6 month old son, moved out, got a job, got a small apartment, and built our lives from the ground up. During that time, I had never gone through something so challenging. Here I was 19 years old and trying to make it on my own with no help and a child that depended on me.

I learned a lot about myself during that time. I began studying the law of attraction and increasing in my faith. I learned to depend on God because I had no one else to turn to. I remained positive and always kept a smile on myself. I stayed true to who I was, a happy-go-lucky, carefree, loving person. No one would have ever known I was in such a trying situation, except by the huge weight loss I encountered from lack of food.

I learned that sometimes in life we put ourselves in tough situations and it's up to us to turn it around and get ourselves out of it. I did that by being what and who i desired to attract to my life, praying and meditating, staying, thinking, and being positive, and laughing through my pain.

Today my life is 100% different. My mother and I's relationship is better than ever. I am happily married to an amazing man who accepts my son as his own, and I have a wonderful career that I love! I hope my story can help someone out there. If I had given up when things got tough I wouldn't have had the opportunity to experience such a lovely life as I have today! Keep going! Don't stop! Your better days are ahead of you!

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