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I Am a Teen Mom

By KAPPI
Published: June 25, 2014

By Jonee

Hello, my name is Jonee, and I’m a teenage mother of one. I found out I was pregnant in eighth grade at the age of fourteen. I couldn’t believe it. I had my child when I was fifteen, and my son is now two years old.

When I got pregnant, everyone talked about me and doubted my becoming a parent at such a young age. But I didn’t let that stop me. The moment I found out I was pregnant, I told myself, “I will never give up on my child!” My son is my motivation and the reason I keep going every day. I thank God for my child because without him, I honestly don’t know where I would be. He changed my life! I now look at things from another point of view and am a mother before anything else.

People may think it’s easy because of the happy pictures they see of my child and me, but I’m here to tell you: raising a child, especially when you’re still a child yourself, is so much harder than it looks. Staying up until six or seven in the morning with a sick child, then having to go to school all day, and then having to go to work after school is exhausting. It is really stressful at times, but I know that being a parent means having to deal with the good and the bad. Sometimes my son will just sit and scream, and I may not know what’s wrong or how to fix it. Yes, it’s a handful, but now that I’m a mom, I wouldn’t trade my biggest blessing for anything in the world.

Before you decide to do things that lead to becoming a teen parent, think about it. Choose wisely and remember that you may have to live with the consequences of your actions for a lifetime. I got pregnant at the age of fourteen, and I haven’t had a teenage life since.

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