Minique - posted on 07/19/2011 ( 1 mom has responded )
I was a teen mom. I still am I am only nineteen. I became pregnant wiht my daughter at 15 and had her at 16. It was one of the hardest things I had to do. People who sais they would be there ween't. Friends and family member turned there back on me said i wouldnt amount to anything. Yet, now I have a three year old beautiful daughter, Taliyah. She is potty trained, she doesn't wet the bed, she can count to 24, she can write her name amoung other things, and this year she will be starting Pre-K. I just wanted to give a word of encouragement.
Though I do not support having children at a young age. I am here to say its not impossible and to let you know there are many people here when you need a shoulder. Having my daughter had litterally forced me to grow up in so many ways, from hanging out with my friends, smoking and drinking to being a full time on campus college student with my daughter the entire way. The financial, physical and even emotional burden at times can be too much to bear but I always look to God to pull me up when I cant, and/or no one else will.
I wanted to let my teenage mothers know about a college, West Virginia State University. They currently have homes for woman with children to stay in and its right in the middle of campus. Though the building is a bit older and you wont be in a 5star hotel you have your kid(s) to think about. This college is small, and the people are so willing to help you when they see you want to help yourself. There is a beautiful daycare about 5min away, driving, 15min away walking But you can buddy up with a friend and walk together, let it be your excersive. An for mothers with children 3 and up they have a Pre-K right here on campus right across from the apartments. I just wanted to put this word out there to let you know. You dont have to sit at home and be what all those speaking negativity on you and your childs life say you are. You can get up and be a college student, get your degree, continue to follow your dreams, and make your childs life that much better. As they see you working hard at school and to give them all they need they will grow up with those same morals. I need to work hard, stay on track, dont let anything get in my way. Instead of I can have a baby as a teen too and stay with my mom and she will help me. )Not knocking anyone who is. )
*** I DO WANT TO ADD THIS IS NOT A ENCOURAGER TO HAVE YOUR BABIES YOUNG BECAUSE YOU CAN JUST GO TO THIS SCHOOL. NO I AM AGAINST HAVING BABIES AS TEENS BUT I AM ALL FOR HELPING THOSE YOU ARE ALREADY IN SUCH SITUATION.***