Graduation?

My story begins two years ago when i found out i was pregnant at 16 and a Junior in High School. Yes, i have learned my lesson. 
I am going to speed up to when he was born. My son was born January 14, 2010. He was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen.
My son's father and I had been together a year when we welcomed our son into our lives. And as a 16 year old mother and an 18 year old father, things were tough. I'm not going to lie.I dropped out of school and never looked back.. As we left the hospital, everything was going to get worse. 

My son's father and I were having complications with our relationship, and it was getting worse by the day. We were always fighting about why his parents wanted to keep my son over night, and he was only two weeks old. Then one day, i called them to see if they wanted to see their grandson and the response i had gotten was "We don't want to have anything to do with that child." As i said before my son's father and i were having so many problems, i knew the relationship was not going to last much longer, but i couldn't bare to come to terms with it. My son's father would not come see his son. Except for one time when he stayed for me for 2 days. He walked up to my mother and told her that our son was and handful. My mother replied "You know, Sadie had been doing this all by herself ." He just looked at my mother and then left. We hit an extreme rough patch that wasn't going to be fixed.  Finally on March 6,2010. I received a text message saying that my son's father wanted to break up. (Now remember it was weeks since he'd last seen his son.) On my birthday he decided to wash his hands of us and not even so much as try and contact me. I ended going into a deep depression, because my son's father was someone that i thought i loved and he was my everything. Well, i went on to an internet dating website and that is where i met the love of my life. 
I met my Husband on March 12, 2010. and We've been together ever since. My husband welcomed my son in his life with open arms. My son was a month and half old. My husband told me that i should go back to school, and to better myself and my education. I didn't believe him. I didn't want to go.
But i went, and i found out that when i went back to school i only had 11 credits( need 22 1/2 to graduate.) and that was my senior year of high school. I ended up going to two different schools, just to try to catch up on the semester that i missed after my son was born. Not to mention i had to make up for previous mistakes. With me going to two different schools, i ended up getting 5 credits so i ended up having a total of 16 credits. Not enough to graduate. That summer i decided to go to the night school that i went to to catch up on credits. I started with 16 credits, 6 classes and i didn't get home until after 9 all while trying to raise a child. My hard work paid off. By the second semester i had gone for 6 classes to only having 4. In the 3rd quarter i had 23 1/2 credits and i only needed the math proficiency. For the second time within the 2011-2012 school year i had taken the math proficiency and had not passed it.  I took it for a third time this month (May). and we got our results back this week. I was afraid to see the score. My counselor asked me if i was sure that i didnt want to see it, i told her yes. Then i thought about it. So i went back to her office. I told her i wanted to rip it off like a band aid she asked me if i remembered what i needed to pass the test, and i told her a 242. so she folded the scores to where i could only see my score. When i saw my score i screamed. I had gotten a 270 and i had finally passed the math proficiency. I will be graduating on June 14, 2012. and i will be starting college in the fall. 


When i share this story, i want you all to know that I am a teenage mother raising a two year old and i completed high school. yes it may have taken longer than it should but i did it. And any young teenage mothers out there you can do it too. all you have to do is believe in yourself. It took me awhile to believe in myself but i did. I hope this story inspires teenage mothers to go back to school, because you can do it. if you don't have a support system, then fine, you can do it on your own as long as you BELIEVE IN YOURSELF!!! 


Thank you for reading my story.  
-Sadie Taylor.
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18-21, F
May 11, 2012