I'm a single mother, 20 years old, had a child out of wedlock. He is currently 9 months old. My parents are allowing me to live at home and not work while I go to nursing school. My parents provide pretty much for everything my son and I need. Keep in mind my parents are not Catholic nor religious. Although she means well, my mom actually behaves in anti-religious ways at times.
I've seen it a couple times at least on this forum that some parents believe it is best to, for lack of better words, kick their daughter out of the house so she could learn how much responsiblity it takes to support a little one. I mean, they would do that once they learned their daughter was pregnant. I'm not writing this thread to bash that idea. I am actually wondering, what is the perspective of Catholic parents when situations like this arise?
I've only been Catholic for a little over a year but I really want to do my best to raise my son in the Faith. I'm concerned that the home in which my son and I live in now may not be very conducive to raising a child Catholic. I've been kind of on-and-off playing with the idea of living on my own. I've prayed about this and it seems as if either God just wants me to wait a little longer for an answer or that He wants me to just wait until I'm settled in a stable nursing job. My son will probably be closer to 3 years old by the time I will be working as a nurse, that is, if everything goes as planned.:shrug:
Do any of you have any ideas or thoughts you would like to add?
Thank you for your time. God bless