I am an 18 year old teen. I became pregnant with twins when I was 16. When I found out I was pregnant I felt like my dignity had been stripped from me. I felt like I was nobody worth being. People can make you feel so down, so low, and it isn’t right! Not only was it just people putting me down, but my family. Girls need to rise above situations like that. Yeah, I know it can look shameful, but we are human beings also! All the stress of everyone’s opinions caused me to go into labor 3 months early and they were less than 1 pound. One of my twins past away and the other had to stay 4 months in the hospital, and I couldn’t hold him for one month. I call him my miracle baby and he has just turned one a couple of weeks ago. Now looking back at it, I realize people weren’t worth stressing over. I should have known better than to let people bring me down. I have learned so much from having my son “too early.” I have grown to a woman, I have matured, and I have realized what’s important in life and what’s not.
I have worked hard to become financially stable, and I make sure girls like me do not feel ashamed, but embrace the gift they have been given. I would love to start a support system for young mothers, because I want them to know they are not alone. Don’t think having a baby early will stop you. You can still be something, still become successful! It just means you’ve had a minor set back, but if anything you should work ten times harder in life. I think of him as my motivation and inspiration.
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