Rocio - posted on 05/10/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )
I became a teen mom on January 21,2005, at the age of 16. I was 15 when I found out I was pregnant. My boyfriend at the time and I were in love and decided that keeping the baby was what we wanted. I have always been very determined and goal oriented. I was a junior in high school when our son Izeah was born. We made it through together and both graduated on schedule. I was even Vice-president of my class! My husband and I have been together 8 years (13-21) and will be celebrating our first wedding anniversary this May. Since having our son we welcomed a baby girl to our family last June. I know my story sounds like a fairytale, considering the fact that most teen moms don't graduate high school and even fewer remain with the father's of their kids. I just want to say that not all teen moms are irresponsible and or neglectful. What prompted me to write this was, that I was reading a conversation about old fashioned parenting, and one of the moms made a comment about how she "lives in a town where there are a lot of teen mothers and their children are out of control". I really resent that comment. She probably didn't mean anything by it, but the conversation had absolutely nothing to do teen mothers or their children. I just feel like more often than not teen mothers are seen in a negative light. Yes, teen pregnancy is not ideal, and it takes a strong young woman to get the courage to put her kids first over everything, but there are plenty of us who do it everyday and wouldn't change for anything in the world.