Friday, April 3, 2015
Good Friday-Daddy's Maybe, Momma's Graduate
The plight of the teen mother can be an arduous one! Usually, these individuals are shunned or look down upon by their community, lack the necessary resources to adequately raise their child or children, and have bouts with the reality of motherhood. This is not to say that children born into this scenario don't grow up to be successful. Rather the challenges faced, by all parties involved, can be quite numerous and daunting! That is why I want to celebrate Dr. Vickie McBride. Not only did she witness the very child she had at the age of 13, Maurice McBride, receive his PhD, but she was able to walk that same stage as she received hers as well! This story was so moving because it demonstrates that just because one finds him or herself in this particular family structure, does not mean the success of those who make up said household should be written off as unfathomable! No, the human spirit is an enduring force and stories, such as these, should receive more national attention. To learn more about the McBrides, simply click here.
Posted by Da CogNegro (Who is It?) at 12:08 PM