Photo of Hawaii.
I am fearless. I began traveling around the world by myself at the age of 22, and I also went through pregnancy alone at the age of 32. Now that I am 71, nothing will keep me from being self-reliant.
For some reason, I have always done things the hard way, never opting for the easy solution to my various problems.
For instance, I chose not to have an abortion when my boyfriend and mother told me to do so. I felt that it was wrong to kill a human being whether it was inside or outside the womb.
I supported myself as a legal secretary during my pregnancy. Since I did not own a car, I found myself borrowing the shopping cart from the grocery store and pushing it from the store to my home and then returning it to the store and walking back home again. Imagine doing this when you are 9 months pregnant.
On July 31, I quit my job and gave birth on August 2. I walked into the hospital alone to check in and walked out of the hospital with a newborn. Friends dropped me off at the hospital and brought me home. If they had not offered, I would have just called a cab.
Should something happen to David, I am not afraid to face old age alone. Where there is a will, there is a way.
I am a tough old lady.