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Katy's Story

Becoming a single mom at 18 years old was definitely not part of my life plan. I had lots of goals and big dreams!

I took every parenting class that the hospital offered to try and prepare for being a young mom. I had never changed a diaper in my life. I knew absolutely nothing. My son, Tanner, was born 8-26-06 and the world as I knew it completely changed forever. He went to college with me, road trips, vacations, & even to work with me. We've built three houses together, read a million books, watched just about every movie there is, and tried every type of food. He's been my co-pilot, my sidekick, my backseat driver, and now my actual driver with a learner’s permit. We've been on more adventures than I can even count. We have truly grown up together. No, it wasn't "suppose" to be this way but it sure has been more beautiful than I ever could have imagined. He's been with me through my hardest struggles and my biggest accomplishments. He is the reason I discovered a career in ultrasound and my passion in life. My major in college was originally nursing, but after I saw my first ultrasound of my son, I changed my major and applied for ultrasound school. I thought that seeing him on ultrasound was the most amazing thing and I just knew I wanted to be able to do that for other people. My mom and grandmother helped me with Tanner so much to ensure that I was able to go to class and clinicals. That fostered a very strong bond between my son and them that has made a very positive impact on his life.

I graduated college in 2009 in the middle of the recession. I studied hard and passed my board exams right after graduation to increase my chances of finding a full time job. I applied to jobs all over the country. I can tell you anything you need to know about any city from the panhandle of Florida to the middle of Tennessee, their schools, and their sports programs because I have researched it all for my son before taking a job anywhere. Thankfully God placed us in the loveliest village on the plains and it has been the most wonderful place for him to grow up.

I have been working for a mobile imaging company for 11 years now. I worked so hard to prove that I could be a valuable employee while still being a very present and hands on mom. I started as an ultrasound technologist and I worked my way up to become the Vice President of Operations. I have recently taken a huge leap of faith and started my own business that I am so passionate about. I get to perform ultrasounds on pregnant moms, show them their growing baby, and do 3D/4D ultrasounds to show them the features of their little miracle before birth. I absolutely love what I do for a living and owning Aubaby Ultrasound Boutique has been a long time dream of mine. I am honored to be able to partner with Baby Steps and provide ultrasounds to young mom’s like myself!

I am engaged to be married in a month to my soul mate. God placed us in each other’s lives at the right moment. I have always prayed that eventually one day I would meet my other half and not only would he be a great husband, but also a solid father figure and positive male role model to my son. I couldn’t ask for a better partner to help me navigate these teenage years. I love the bond that he and my son share.

Every August when Tanner turns another year older, I look back on all of the memories of the previous year. Each year I say that it’s my favorite age that he’s ever been. He is so kind, mature, well-mannered, and a true joy to be around. Watching him grow up, experiencing life with him and teaching him about the world has been the greatest blessing and the highlight of my life. I can't wait to see what the future holds for us all as a family. I will always be his biggest fan & I will always be so incredibly proud of him.

I thought I had lots of goals and big dreams, but because of Tanner, I have achieved and even surpassed everything I could have planned. I hope that my story inspires you to know that you can do absolutely anything that you put your mind to. With lots of hard work and a strong support system, anything is possible. You are the author of your own story.

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Drew Bedurah
Drew Bedurah
20 de mar. de 2022

Katy! It has been so amazing getting to know you and your passion for helping families create these sweet memories. You are an inspiration and I am proud to be your friend!

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