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Personal Narrative Essay: My Mother's Coming Into My Life

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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, Olivia’s dad, to leave. I thought they would have appreciated that he was facing his mistake with me. That night
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The school gave me a six week maternity leave, and I was graduating at semester. By the time I got back I only had a month and a half of school left, which went by fast. I felt like a whole different person. Nobody really talked to me anymore. I still had my friend that I have been friends with since eighth grade, but that was really it. I did have to give up dance squad, which did bother me, because I was on the dance team sense my freshman year it was hard seeing the seniors and knowing I would have been out there if my life had not change. There were days that I would have to miss, if Olivia was sick and nobody was off. I ended up dropping out of trig, because I was so behind in the class when I started school, but I couldn’t catch back
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