19 and Pregnant
On December 26, 2001 my whole life changed with the realization of my being pregnant. I was a normal everyday teen going to college and trying to work a full-time job. Suddenly I was told that I was going to be a parent, too. I thought my whole life was over. Everyone kept telling me that, and I eventually started to believe it.
However, after my sixth week of pregnancy, I came to understand that I can do whatever I set my mind to. I know that I'm young and I have a lot to learn, but I can do it if I try hard enough.
My whole life I have been told that I would never make it, but I think I have come very far. I graduated from high school with a 3.9 GPA, and I have finished a semester of college with a 3.3 GPA. I was the first in my family to go to college, too.
I am writing this story for all those teen mom's out there that can't talk to their parents, or anyone older than them. I know how you are feeling, because it seems like no one believes in me anymore. However, I will prove them wrong after August 30, 2002 when my baby is born. I am going to be the BEST mother, student, and hardest worker I can be.
A baby isn't a curse, it's a blessing that changes your life for the best, not the worst. A baby doesn't make you want to give up, it only makes you stronger, and it gives you one more purpose to strive for success.
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