Delanie and Kyah's Story

Ocotober of 2006 I found out I was three months pregnant. At the time I was only 16 years old I would be 17 in 3 months. I was terrified. I live in a very small prominently mormon community. It is hard to know what to do and how to tell. Luckily I never actually had to tell my parents. My mom found a site that I was looking at and put the puzzle together. She told my dad for me. My dad was very disappointed just as any father would be. I finished my junior year of high school nine days early because I went into early labor. Luckily going to a small school they let me come in late to take my finals. I finished the year with straight A's. Aside from school that year. I was struggling really bad with Kyah's father. He was into drugs really bad and is not very responsible. I kept giving him ultimatums like if you don't quit I will leave you and so forth. Thinking I was in love I never did anything of the sort, until September of 2007. A week after Kyah's dad and my two year anniversary we broke up. A month later I started dating Izaak. He is amazing. He is such a great dad to Kyah. We have now almost been dating a year I am so glad I made the decision to break up with Kyah's father. I graduated high school second in my class and Izaak was first. I really wanted to go against the typical teen mom stereotype. I couldn't have done it without the support of my family. My mom, dad, and younger siblings are the greatest. I have a wonderful family friend that watched Kyah everyday while I was at school. While I was in school I attended a technical program and earned my CNA degree. I am now attending BSU majoring in elementary education. I live in a cute little apartment with Kyah. I moved two hours away from my family so now I feel like I am really getting that out on my own experience. I still have problems cuz the third week of every month kyah has to go with her dad. I really hate to see her leave. and i know he doesn't spend that time with her mostly she is just at her grandma's but that is probably for the better. I also am really homesick.

delaniehepworth delaniehepworth
18-21
2 Responses Sep 8, 2008

Good for you! (:

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