Being A Parent And Guardian

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As a mother, you are supposed to protect your children from harm. They look to you for everything, love, guidance, wisdom, courage and protection from the occasional scary monsters in the closet. There also comes a time when being a mother also leaves you helpless, angry, and you questioning your abilities as the guardian and protector of your children. Me questioning my ability as a parent and guardian came with earth shattering consequences in the summer of 2012. The day started out like any other day for me. It was summer. The kids were out of school, and I could stay in bed an extra ten minutes or more: no mad rush for breakfast, no rushing the kids to catch the school bus. I could get to work on time and not be so hurried. “Mom I see wavy lines and green things in my right eye,” my 12-year-old son, Rasheedi said while we were having breakfast. “Son that’s what you get for staying up all night and playing video games. Get some rest and you should be back to normal in no time.” I answered. I left for work thinking to myself, I should be so lucky to be off work for two months on summer vacation. My son called me while I was still at work, at about 11:00 am. I said to myself this going to be a call about my three sons not sharing video games, and I have so much work to do “Mom I still have that weird thing my eye.” My motherly instinct told me that this was something unusual. I called the eye doctor made an appointment for that same afternoon. My husband
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