October 9, 2009
By , Norfolk, VA
Being pregnant has really affected my life physically, emotionally, and socially, never thought that I would be that girl getting ready to have a child at 16. I seen myself hanging and just living the teenage life, but God had other plans. This does not mean that my life is going to be crappy; however, it’s going to be hard. I’m strong enough to get through it, and provide for my child and me. The support of family means everything, I realize it was hard for them to find out their precious little girl is having a baby. My mother was upset but she came around now everybody can’t wait to meet our new edition. When I was sick during my 1st trimester I had no friends around. I was in and out of the hospital throwing up constantly while they were out having fun and partying I was on the bathroom floor at night trying to get up but couldn’t. I was torn up inside, thinking that they would be there. As I started getting better I knew everything worked out for its best. All my loved ones tell me, “Just because you’re having a baby doesn’t mean your life stopped, you’re` still going to graduate and become that doctor you always wanted to be.” They’re right. There are a lot of goals that I’m going to achieve in life, that’s going make my child very proud of her mommy.

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flower2 said...
Oct. 22, 2009 at 2:34 pm
this story really touches my heart i can relate in so many ways. just keep ur head up
love4 said...
Oct. 17, 2009 at 2:13 pm
this essay is really good. i can relate ins o many ways n its a good thing that you have such great family support . keep your head up high you can do it
drama qu 101 said...
Oct. 15, 2009 at 5:56 pm
dont worry about mom was 16 too when she gave birth to me...her mom was really mad but she has to deal with it i guess....congrats on the new baby though!! even though i have no idea how old it is......
beautiful said...
Oct. 15, 2009 at 3:38 pm
i can really relate to this poem i love it
Quiera_ser_adorado<3 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 15, 2009 at 12:07 pm
i can sort of relate. my mother was 15 when she had me. i am adopted. i dont know her. so i think it is wonderful you are going to keep the child. i would have really loved to know her. i wish i had something to remember her by... but all i have is her blood.
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