Wednesday, 28 July 2010
My pride and joy
I know you're all probably getting sick of hearing me talk about being a teen mom, but I feel like I need to show the other side. After reading 18, Pregnant, and Proud, I feel like I need to fix the damage that's been done. I read those comments, and it felt like they were attacking me, personally. I know that's not the case, but a lot of them weren't directed at the poster, they were directed towards all teen mothers.
No one should be proud of being 18 and pregnant? I'm really proud of the pregnant-18-year-old-me. Before my son was born, I graduated high school, got married, got my cosmetology license, and a job. I moved out of my parents' house, and my husband and I were paying our own bills.
I was so excited to meet my son. My family and friends were excited to meet him. I was terrified of labor and delivery, but I wasn't scared to be a mom. I knew I was going to be a good mom, and I knew I was ready.I'm proud of myself for raising an amazing child. More than that, I'm proud of my son. He's learning faster than I ever could have imagined. He has a funny personality, and he's incredibly sweet. I couldn't have asked for anything better, no matter what age I had him.
I'm not trying to advocate teen pregnancy. I'm just saying that some people are ready at an age that others might not be. I've met a lot of young moms here on Xanga, and they're amazing!