I’m thrilled to be a Guest Contributor over at The Young Mommy Life. My latest post pulled at my heart strings and talks about getting pregnant as a teen – read an excerpt below:
While out shopping recently, my daughter and I started talking about my sister’s newborn baby, and how excited we were to see him again soon. Talk of his little fingers and toes quickly turned into how babies are made and my pregnancy eight short years ago.
“Mommy, did you want me? So you wanted a baby and then you got pregnant, right?” she asked me. Without blinking I reached over, rubbed her cheek and said, yes of course, I wanted you.
That was the response of a 28-year-old Mother—the protector, who fell in love with her baby girl as soon as she laid eyes on her on a sunny September afternoon. My response came from years of making memories with such a special little girl, who’s opened up my eyes to the world in a different way, and fills my heart with so much joy and happiness.
Eight years ago, at the age of 19, living in a friend’s apartment and working as a waitress with no real plans for the future I found out I was pregnant. My immediate feelings were anything but joy as I thought of the life growing inside my belly. At 19, I was absolutely without a doubt sure I didn’t want a baby.
Read the rest of my post over at The Young Mommy Life.