DEAR ABBY: I'm going through the most confusing period of my life. I am 18 and working both a full-time and a part-time job to support my children, a daughter who is 2 and a 1-year-old son. My life is crazy at this point.
Abby, I'm thinking about giving custody of my son to a couple at church. Why? Because raising two children is too difficult at my age. I'm a single mother and cannot support two children financially.
I'm unable to give my son the love and care he needs, and I want him to be happy. I don't want to give him up, but I want the best for him and I know I can't provide it.
Abby, please help me. What should I do? -- CONFUSED, CRAZY MOTHER
DEAR MOTHER: Follow your heart and give your son to parents who can provide what you cannot. It would be a generous act of love.
I would urge you, however, to give the custodial parents a letter to your son that they can give to him when he begins to question the love of a mother who would "give him away."