Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Favorites from "Flying Solo" (Single Mom)

Here are a few of my favorites from my final story in Multimedia. The story was about a single mom named Summer and her eight-year-old son, Jet.

Summer became pregnant when she was 22, while studying at WKU. Raising Jet while she was still in school was difficult at first, but now Summer believes that Jet came to her just when he was supposed to. While raising Jet, she discovered her love for art and is now the Manager for Design Services at The Roshan Group located at Shutterbug in Bowling Green, Ky. Summer believes that without Jet, she would not have discovered the career path of her dreams.

With my experiences with him, Jet did not seem like an easy child to raise, especially alone. Jet had always been a hyper child, but Summer thought it was normal since he had always acted that way. When Jet was diagnosed with ADHD recently, it explained his behavior and has helped Summer know how to deal with his hyperactivity.

Even though being a single mom can be hard at times, Summer says she wouldn't trade it for anything else. "He is the love of my life," she states.