My Life As A Teenage Mom

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My Life as a Teenage Mom Becoming a mom at sixteen was the hardest thing I have ever done. Trying to work, go to school and take care of my daughter seemed impossible. My mom was always there to support me, but from the moment I found out I was pregnant I was determined to do it on my own. When you become a mom at sixteen the paths you can take in life change, and you are no longer a teenage you become an adult really fast. When I found out I was pregnant I could never have imagined how hard my life was going to be as a teen mom. I remember my dad sitting me down and telling me he respected my decision to keep my daughter, but that I had no idea how hard I just made my life, I don’t think that in that moment I really realized what he meant, but I would soon find out. I was just starting my 11th grade year when my daughter was born so I still had two years of school left. I also had to work so I could take care of my daughter, so trying to do both seemed impossible, at one point my school wanted me to go to school during the day and at night so I could graduate. There was no way I could work and go to school during the day and at night. I had to think long and hard about what I needed to do, my daughter and I needed to be able to survive so I definitely needed my job, so I did the only thing I could do, I got my GED through my high school when I was 17 and I worked full time. So the impossible became the possible I just had to change a few things around a little bit. My mom was very supportive and offered to help me so I could finish school with my friends, but I hadn’t earned the right to graduate with my friends. When I found out I was pregnant I thought long and hard and came to the conclusion I was going to take care of my ... ... middle of paper ... ...hat, but I been able to provide her with a good life, it was a rocky start foe us but we made it through together. I look at my life at this moment and know that I made it, I now have a husband three kids, a home, a good job and I am finally back in school. My daughter is amazing she is smart and beautiful, she has a good head on her shoulders and she listens to me when I talk to her about important things, I am very hard on her but it is for a good reason, I don’t want her to make her life any harder than it needs to be. My daughter is in the 10th grade taking college courses she wants to be a nurse and I am determined to make sure that happens for her. I really wish there was a platform for teen mothers where we could go to schools and talk to these young ladies, and let them know how serious it is to have a baby at any age, but especially as a teenager.
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