In a new blog post, Bristol Palin reflects on her identity - as a single mother, a Palin and a child of God. She writes:
Many times, people try to define me by my parents. I am Republican Sarah Palin’s daughter. Or, here in Alaska, I am Iron Dog champion Todd Palin’s kid. This is true – and I’m so proud of my family and my parents! But, there’s something even better.
Bristol goes on to talk about the struggles and rewards of being a single mom to son Tripp, 3, and reveal what the "something even better is":
Tripp's father is Levi Johnston, who is expecting his second child with his new girlfriend. Bristol was "upset" to hear Levi will be a father again, and after news of the baby's name broke she shared a photo of Tripp on Facebook.
But my true spiritual identity is even better than proudly wearing the last name of “Palin.” How much better is it that I’m a child of God?
In other words, I’m not so much a “Christian SINGLE PARENT,” I am a CHRISTIAN who for the time being is a single parent. Being a single mom is my situation, not my identity.