HEY BABY SIS, TELL OUR READERS ABOUT YOURSELF: My name’s Cely , duh . Lol I’m a single mother doing the damn thing ! I’m very independent , I always have been but also being in a city where I only have my son , it forced me to be even more so . Although I’ve been blessed with a select few who are always there for me if I need them . & honestly if you have people like that in your life , treasure them because they don’t come often .
If i’m not working then i’m with my son , I will rarely be seen without him . I’m a very family oriented , FAMILY IS EVERYTHING ! Without family you have nothing . I love being happy so I rarely let things bring my spirits down . I have my days though , who doesn’t . What I love most is how nurturing and caring I am , which is why I can count on one hand the genuine people I allow in my life . I’m a strong believer in KARMA which is why I keep my heart genuine & pure in everything that I do . I’ve recently started blocking out any negativity that tries to come into my life . I’ll be 25 in January ; positive energy , positive vibes , positive people , I want nothing but positivity in my life .
YOU STARTED MOTHERHOOD AS A SINGLE MOM, DID YOU EVER THINK THAT’S HOW IT WOULD START? Who pictures themselves as a single parent ? No one , that’s for sure . I definitely didn’t . When I found out I was having a baby , I pictured a happy family , together forever , through the good and the bad , we would have each other no matter what . As long as we have each other , we could overcome anything . But life happens , that wasn’t in the plan . Regardless how things happened , that’s how I feel about my son and I . We have each other so that’s why we will always win .
ONE OF THE THINGS I’VE ADMIRED OVER THE YEARS HAS BEEN YOUR RESILIENCEAND MAKING THINGS HAPPEN FOR YOU AND MY NEPHEW. HOW HAVE YOU BEEN ABLE TO REMAIN STRONG AND FOCUSED OVER THE YEARS? Honestly , I get asked this a lot . I don’t even really know how to answer that . When I had him , all I could think about is him and doing everything I can so that no matter what he’s happy and had all that he needs . I don’t allow myself to get overwhelmed , trust me though it does happen sometimes . I remember one time we were stranded in a snow storm waiting for the bus and it was freezing out . We were out there for over an hour ? My phone was dead , the last call I made was to his dad who of course didn’t answer . Kayden was crying , shrieking , so I started crying because I felt helpless . I couldn’t call anyone , the bus was still not in sight . What was I to do ; walk over 40 blocks home ? What if the bus came ? I had no food , nothing on me , he finally fell asleep and that’s when panic hit . He could’ve died due to the weather , he wasn’t even a year old at the time . I had to do something ! I finally went into the Wendy’s hysterical , shivering , asking if someone could help us call a cab , and a family who was sitting down eating insisted on taking us home . I am so thankful for that family to this day .
With all the craziness in the world it’s such a happy feeling knowing there are still good people who do things for others without an ulterior motive , who just want to help others . We’ve had so many situations like this , moral of the story is I have to make things happen , I have to figure out a way to get through it all . For my son , I can’t allow myself to be weak . In almost three years , we have overcome so much , I HAVE to overcome it all for him . I try to always stay positive because he can’t see his mother as a weak woman . Especially as a single parent . I want him to see nothing but strength from me . No one will ever love , protect , or provide for him the way that only I , as his mother , am able to do .
DO YOU BELIEVE THAT A MOTHER CAN DO BOTH HERS AND A FATHER’S JOB? I saw my mother do it , but there are things a father can teach their child that a mother cannot . But i’m doing a hell of a job so far .
WHAT IS SOMETHING THAT YOU WANT KAYDEN TO KNOW AS HE GROWS UP? “ Mommy loves me to death . I am her world and as long as she’s breathing , I know that I will always be good. I will never need for anything because mommy is a strong woman and where there is a will , there’s a way . For me , she makes things happen . She will never let me down . “
WRITE SOME ENCOURAGING WORDS OF WISDOM AND EMPOWERMENT TO YOURSELF. Stay strong , stay positive , keep praying , and keep going . Three years and I’ve done an amazing job so far raising my son . Things will ALWAYS get better . I brought my little human into this world and I’ll be damned if I ever let him suffer !