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.