Callie - posted on 04/18/2011 ( 8 moms have responded )
I'm 18, i got pregnant with my son e.j. when i was 17. Every time i used to walk down the halls of the high school, mall, or a park, students, teachers, parents of smaller and pre-teen kids would look at me in disgust. Look at me as i were dirt beneath their shoes, tell their children to look away so they don't see me and ask questions or say to other parents, my child will never turn out like her. They had no clue who i even was, and i didn't know them in return. It was even worse at school, students would look at me like i was trash, like i was nothing. But the teachers stared with that thought in their eyes " she will never graduate!" "she will end up like all the young mothers, on welfare and in the projects!" But i have proved them, my family, my teachers all wrong. I graduated 8 months early, with my regular diploma, i have a job to take care of my son and myself, i have my own place and i'm going to college for nursing in the fall. This conversation is for all the young mothers who walked in the same shoes i did. You don't need the world telling you your wrong or to young to make it with a child, because you can, i did. You have to make it for your children and for yourself. The biggest supporters i had were my fiance my mom and GOD. even though they doubted me, they still were there. if you need any advice, or have questions, don't hesitate to ask? I hope to hear from you guys, be strong and GOD Bless!!