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My Parents And The Death Of The Black Sheep

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Senior Year One year ago I woke up to what I thought was going to be a normal and good day. That night I found out I was pregnant, the worst thing that could possibly happen to a seventeen year old. My parents were out of town, so I couldn’t tell them until a couple nights later. Those couple nights were just as bad as the night I told them, because I felt so guilty keeping it from them. That night was followed by many tears and yelling. I felt like I was an embarrassment and the black sheep of the family. My mother felt guilty like it was her fault this happened because she wouldn’t get me on birth control. My daughter coming into my life started as a nightmare that was never ending and became a gift through living through my parents’ reaction, surviving high school and thriving in college. My parents’ reaction might have been like any other parents’ reaction would be, but I think their reaction was worse. As soon as my parents dropped everything they had in their hands with silence following after, I knew it was going to be bad. The first thing my parents did was ask my boyfriend,...
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