With all the negative press that has been written about Sarah Palin and her family, it was refreshing to read a light, yet informative story about life. The January 25, 2010 issue of In Touch Weekly, includes a great story on how choosing life and being mothers has brough Sarah and her daughter Bristol closer together. Bristol and Sarah spoke candidly to In Touch Weekly about the joys and challenges of raising their boys.
Now , the mother and daughter are sharing a unique experience – raising baby boys together under the same roof, along with Sarah’s husband Todd, and their other children, Willow, 15, and Piper, 8.
Even though Sarah is busier than ever, her family always comes first. Sarah is very proud of Bristol but she doesn’t coddle her or take over her mothering duties. She gives Bristol support, however, Bristol is expected to support Tripp financially as much as possible. “She realized, ‘It’s not about me.’ Everything she does 24/7 is focused on another life.” Bristol works full time at a doctor’s office and attends classes at a local community college. She knows that everything she does is for Tripp and she has no regrets.
Even though Bristol now has a limited social life, she would not change any of it. “I just want him to be happy and healthy” Bristol states. Bristol knows that her situation is not typical. She has a large support network that involves family and friends.
Having Tripp so young was a mistake, Bristol admits: I should have waited. But she can’t imagine her life without him. Tripp is awesome, she says. It’s going to be a special relationship, a special bond. I’m glad I chose life.