February 24, 2015 Decisions We Make
Our choices and decisions is our guide that develops our future. We all have the freedom of choice. Unfortunately, there is no handbook on what choices one should make. However, many of us wish there was a guidebook to determine the right or wrong choices, when we are unsure. As adults we should make the best choices in the best interest of self and for our loved ones. In my opinion, I believe that people tend to forget about the freedom of choice and let society influence their decisions. The choices we make today, whether big or small will forever affect our future.
We all have hopes, wishes, and dreams, and we are entitled to achieve them. So, there comes a point in everyone’s life when we want to live the American dream of having a house, children, a husband or wife and an amazing career etc. The big question is when is the right time or the sequence that one should pursue their American dream?
With this in mind, has anyone made a decision that they thought was wrong, but turned out to be one of the best decisions you could have made? Eagerly, I decided to make the decision of getting married and to have a child. This was one of the best decisions I’ve could have ever made in my life. I remember sitting on my bed looking at the tiny sketch on the ultrasound. It was amazing to see a new life grow inside of me. Next, I remembered attending all the doctor’s visits and listening to my baby’s heartbeat and watching him grow from a fetus into a baby month-by month. The glimpses of this little person that's was growing inside of me, was certainly joyfully moments that I will forever treasure. This was an amazing journey to feel and to watch my baby grow inside of me. During pregnancy I felt kicks and squirms when my baby appeared to be experiencing my womb. My nine months of pregnancy and the unbelievable miraculous experiences of giving birth was the beginning of a new joyful life for my husband and me. First of all, from the very first moment that I actually became a parent and I heard my child first cry’s as he entered the world will be something that I will never forget. Also, I recall another precious moment when my baby reached out his little precious arm and wrapped his fingers around my arm to hug me and call me “mommy.” This feeling made me feel loved and proud to be his mommy. This moment put a big smile on my face! To experience another human being, my son, loving me as I loved him was the best feelings ever. I’m blessed and honored to be able to see my son grow within these two years of him being in this world. The silly things he speaks, watching his personality develop and all the wet kisses and hugs he showers me with overpowers the obstacles in my life. My son has brought structure to my life, allowing me to be more focused. He has helped me renew relationships with my parents and other members of my family. For example, I now attend more family functions and I’m more engaged in the outdoor life. Being a parent is a very joyful and fun experience!
Pursuing this further, I would have missed out on all the joys of being a parent, if I would’ve listened to peers and society. However, there are many times when I was wrong about the decisions that I have made in my lifetime. Whether the bad choices turned out to be good ones or good choices turned out to be bad choices. But, still doubtfully and anxiously I made the decision to marry and have a child in my late twenties. One reason for my doubt was due to how society broadcasts how every single marriage ends in divorce and how kids ruin your