When my daughter told me that she wanted to go to school in another city, I looked into what the prices for getting ADT in Knoxville would be for her apartment. We are from a small town, and I had heard so many stories about crime in larger cities. My daughter doesn’t think about these things, but she is my only child, and I wanted to keep her safe because that’s my job and she means everything to me. She teased me at first when I told her about my plans, but she is grateful that I was diligent after she got her own place there and someone tried to break in only one week later.
My daughter’s father ditched the two of us when our daughter was still a baby. The hardest thing I have ever done in my life is to be a single mother. (more…)