Hi, my name is Caville and this is my story. I am a single mother of two boys, ages 11 and 3. In 1984 I dropped out of school to care for my aging grandparents; I have been trying to get back to school since 1993.
At the age of 29 I realized if I was to make any sort of life for myself and my kids I would have to become more educated before it was too late. In 1996, at the FFAW Learning Center in Durrell, I attended an ABE class and completed Level Two.
I grew up on Fogo Island and had two loving parents. They raised eight children besides me. I had a very happy childhood with lots of friends and good times. I was bit of a handful to my father and mother who had more than one child to chase.
Many times my father would come looking for me. He could usually find me on the beach or near the water. As a child I loved the water. It's a wonder I wasn't drowned.
My father always told me one day I would have children of my own and would know what it is like to worry. I now know he was right and understand how he felt back then. Whenever I see one of my kids near the water, I can see my father chasing me with a frightened look on his face. Now it's my turn to be scared.
I try not to be too hard on them because I remember I was once in their shoes. I want my children to be all they can be. But I have to set a good example by finishing my education and making a better future for us.
- Do you think because Caville had loving parents it has helped her to be a loving parent?
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