I have known Ameerah since she is 12, and today I am writing about the photo shoot we did for her 21st birthday. Time is FLYING! This birthday shoot took place 1 month after her birthday, though, but that's ok!
Ameerah is a very special young lady. She is the mother of a sweet little girl, and she is an active member of the US Military!
"Being an active duty military single mother can be challenging at times. Over all, I am grateful for my family and work staff support system available to me in any time of need."
"Active duty status can mean that I may uproot and deploy at any moment. Serving this country gives me a sense of honor and it comes with great benefits such as free health care, salary and ranking up based on work ethic and effort, discounts and so many other things."
I follow Ameerah on Instagram and her workout stories motivate me to get off my butt and get active. Little did I know that she was battling with Postpartum Depression, just like I did for a few years after having my first son.
It's amazing because Ameerah had such an upbeat attitude during her shoot. She and her friends had me rolling with their commentary. To have overcome the dullness that PPD brings is quite an accomplishment!
"Completing basic military training while trying to overcome post-partum depression would be my proudest accomplishment thus far."
Ameerah has so many things to look forward to this year: "I am looking forward to living a 'normal life' since many individuals are taking the vaccine. I am ready for a promotion and growing in the Air Force."
Thank you so much for your service, Ameerah! And I know we all can't wait to get back to a "normal" life. God bless you!