In spite of her uncertainties and fears, Lottie has happy memories of spending time with her children.
“Birthdays were fun, I’d take the kids swimming and when I had some money saved we’d go to Golden Corral which was their favorite,” Lottie said. “I love seeing them happy.”
When asked what she hopes her children learn from her, Lottie joked “that they don’t need boyfriends” but firmly said to stay in school.
“I hope my children seek education after high school so they don’t have to go through what I went through.”
To mothers encountering similar difficulties to Lottie’s, she says to do the same thing she did.
“Never give up, keep your head up. I have six children and no high school diploma, and if I kept on, so can they.”