Kim Cooper

Find Kim Cooper’s display at First Presbyterian Church, 320 Sixth Avenue.

“We moved to Pittsburgh from New England, where our family is. Then we had baby, which has been my lifelong dream. It’s hard to start a family and raise a family without your family.”

Two years ago, we moved to Pittsburgh from New England, where all of our family is. We moved here without knowing anyone for my husband’s residency. He’s an oral maxillofacial resident and has a lot of work and training hours. Luckily, I found a job right away and was consumed, busy, and happy, and had a wonderful life.

Then I had baby, which has always been my lifelong dream. I’ve always wanted to be a mom. I knew that I wanted to stay at home, and that’s what I’ve worked towards doing. I knew it would be hard, but it took on a whole new meaning because your life is no longer your own. It’s hard to start a family and raise a family without your family. I have met some great families and people, friends with babies. Thanks to them I’m saner than I might be without them. Still, I’ve never felt so alone without being alone. It’s the comradery and unspoken love that family has for your child. I know other people love my child, but if it’s family, they have to!

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