I never thought I would end up being a single mother.
- When I told my boyfriend that I was going to have a baby, I thought he would be happy.
I honestly thought he would ask me to move in with him. Instead, he accused me of having an affair and said that the baby did not belong to him. I’ve had to work really hard to pay all of the bills and provide care for the baby. Prenatal care is not very cheap. Thankfully there are a lot of social health care programs in my area that can help single mothers. I was supposed to deliver my son in December, but he came a little bit early. I told my boss that I was going to work until I gave birth and I literally did. I was at work when my water broke. I was handling a customer at the counter. The guy I had requested a couple of different types of marijuana concentrate, but we were out of the items. He asked me to look in the storage room for something else and I didn’t find those marijuana strains either. The guy was going on and on and I needed to take a break. I really had to go pee and a pregnant woman can’t hold it for very long. I called my manager over to finish the transaction and I excused myself to the bathroom. I barely made it into the ladies room before my water broke. Labor ensued shortly after and I had my son a few hours later. I literally worked at the marijuana dispensary until I had my baby.