I’ve seen some major changes in my only daughter since I posted Screw You… I Mean… Merry Christmas Momma and thank goodness they’ve been for the better. About a week after that post, she quit her job to move in with her boyfriend. Two days before she was to leave (and her birthday), the two of them got into their last argument. They broke up. She stayed here.
She finally enrolled in the GED classes offered at the community college. I think the only reason she decided to do it was out of pure exhaustion from me hounding her for months. I had my doubts about her actually finishing the classes, but I never let her miss a class, and she finished. I had my doubts that she would actually take the GED, but she did. I really had my doubts that she would pass the GED. She received her GED certificate over two days ago! We both shed a tear or two.
While she was taking her classes, she mentioned that she wanted to join the Job Corps in order to be accepted into the Navy later on (the military won’t accept a GED alone – especially now). I had my doubts that she was really serious about that too. But I took her to her appointments and I made sure she had all the paperwork she needed to turn in. A couple of weeks later, she finds out she’s been accepted. I still had my doubts about her really going until last night, when she got the call saying that she needed to be at the bus station tomorrow morning!
After all she’s been through (some of it, through her own doing), she is finally in a good place. I am extremely proud of her! Her next plans are to get some sort of nursing certification and prepare for the military. Less than a year from now, she will probably be in boot camp. She will finally be in the military, which is what she’s dreamed of since she was 14. I don’t doubt that she’ll get there.