I became a single mother to my son at the age of 18 and met Tom 10 months later. We then went on to have another son 4 years later. In 2017 we will be getting married.
I never thought I would have children and I certainly didn't think it was going to happen so soon. My plan was to travel; to explore and see as much of the world as was absolutely possible. I was plunged into motherhood at 18 and, at first, I thought all my dreams were over. I didn't want it to be over though. A lot happened. I studied at college finished with triple distinction and went on to get a good job. Tom went to University and became a Teacher.
We both yearned for the adventures that we dreamed about and, step by step (quite literally), we discovered that we could still have adventures, see new places, and have different experiences. We would essentially just share it with our children as they grew up. This is what we have done so far and I really can't think of a better way to do it.