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My Struggles of Being a Single Teen Mommy.

 I was 16 years old when I found out I was pregnant and I am not going to lie to you, it was the absolute worst day of my life. I knew my teenage years were gone, and I was going to have to grow up a lot faster than I had planned. My Boyfriend Chris was four years older than me, we had been together for 2 years. I lived with my Mom and my two younger sisters at the time. My Mom was a single parent and we weren't financially stable, so I had to move out and live with my Boyfriend because My Mom couldn't support me and a baby. I hated being pregnant, and I hated what I did. Going to school each and every day with a reminder constantly growing underneath your t-shirt did not help. I was working two jobs at 16 years old, I was making more than my boyfriend. We lived in a small one bedroom apartment in a bad neighborhood, it was horrible. I had to switch to night school because of all that was going on- and that just made me more depressed and just flat out angry at the world even though I knew it was my fault for putting myself in this situation. I had a bad additude about everything until April 22, 2004 I gave birth to our little girl Alaina Marie. I then realized that I was blessed with this Baby Girl for a reason- and I was going to work my hardest too provide for her despite the hard cirumstances. She's Daughter, My Flesh and Blood. She didn't ask to be brought into a bad situation.  When Alaina was 6 months old Chris left me. It's the typical outcome of a teenage relationship, and I hated being part of that statistic.  I was a Senior in High School and I knew I could not be a Single Mother at a time like that. But I did know I had the strength!! I graduated High School with the help of my friends and family to help me  take care of Alaina. Providing for Alaina on my own was not easy, and I had to make many sacrifices to have food, and shelter. I am now 23 and happily engaged to my fiance Brian. We have been together for 2 years and We have a child together. A beautiful little 1 year old boy named Matthew Jayden. Alaina is now five years old and we have just turned into a great little family. The Journey was not easy but I feel very blessed for the outcome.

happymomxoxo happymomxoxo 18-21 3 Responses Sep 4, 2009

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I'll never understand why guys leave when their girlfriend gets pregnant. Isn't that supposed to be one of the best days of your life? Guess I'm not human...

That's so great that you were so strong in that time of stress ..I am 16 and have 4month old twins,it is hard but so joyful!

some people are mothers at 16.