My Strong Family

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

by Jessica Makeeff

Love, hard work, and laughter are my ingredients for my strong family.

One of my favorite quotes is “Do all things with love.” Don’t act out of hate, don’t speak out of anger, and never treat someone in a way you would not want to be treated. My daughter and I follow those rules daily and go out of our way to spread out unconditional love with others too. It's important to me that my daughter know the power of love and know that I love her unconditionally and that she won’t afraid to express her unconditional love for others either.

Second, with hard work anything is possible, including having a happy, healthy, loving family. With a little dedication, commitment, and unconditional love my family has blossomed.  Lastly, and most importantly laugh it off. My daughter and I find ourselves laughing at each other through out the day; telling jokes, watching funny dog videos on YouTube, or having tickle fights. Laughter is an important part of our lives and keeps our family lighthearted, easy going, and fun! 

Jessica is 20 years old, and her beautiful daughter Lillian will be three in June. She lives in Mandan, North Dakota. She currently works as a cosmetologist while going to college fulltime. She’s pursuing a degree in Psychology, and hopes to become a counselor who works with single mothers and young families. She hopes to inspire and motivate other young parents to pursue an educational degree, and knows that if they put their mind to something and are passionate; they can achieve anything. 

This post is part of our series on supporting young moms, as a follow up to our Mama's Day Our Way blog series