True Life: I Knew I Was A Grown Woman When…

November 16, 2012  |  

 

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Andrea When I got my bill from Sallie Mae.

 

Ashley When the stuff my friends did in high school and college was no longer cool as an adult

 

Quichea When I stopped caring about what people thought of me and stopped fighting with my children’s father. I moved on and toward Christ. I became a better mother, friend, daughter and woman. #thanksbetoGod

 

Kelli  When I was 28 I quit the job I hated and packed up to start over in a new city. Best decision I ever made!

 

Tonya My momma always said, “u ain’t grown til u on yo own.” So, I became grown when I had to pay every bill in my apt PLUS rent all by myself. I was 22 years old then.

 

Jay When I learned how to take responsibility for and accept myself.

 

Nettie The day my mother died in 2006….

 

Tonia When I suffered my first miscarriage…..

 

Maria When I buried my husband. I was 29.

 

Nica When I had to get my “grown A$$” up @ 3 am to warm up a bottle for my screaming baby 22 yrs ago. Def don’t miss that

 

Tevina  When I gained the admiration and respect of other grown women.

 

Deborah  I realized that I was officially grown when, sometime after 40, I saw there isn’t anything that I truly own worth more to me than the love from my children.

 

La Janee I realized I was a “woman” when I was able to be honest with myself about certain things in life. I was able to critique myself and deal with my own issues. I became a woman when I started to deal with certain things that were previously weighing me down. I learned to accept my flaws and love myself. Now that I am doing that, I am definitely grown and can hold my own. Life is so much better! ❤

 

O.b. When I took over care of my brother who has a disability because my parents couldn’t get their act together. I was 24 and he was 22, and 11yrs later, I am still on it. #goodsistersrock! (:

 

Pamela  When I divorced my abusive husband and was raising my three boys all alone.

 

Tawni After I learned who I am, and how to take care of me.

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