He started using drugs heavily, and since I didn’t like doing drugs, let alone drinking I broke it off. About a month after we broke up, I sat staring in my friends bathroom looking at a pink plus sign. It was faint, so I went to the expert on pregnancy, my mother. She then went to get me another one. And there we have it, I’m pregnant.
Dear Becky —
Dear Becky — I first found out I was pregnant, after me and my boyfriend of two years on and off broke up for good. He started using drugs heavily, and since I didn’t like doing drugs, let alone drinking I broke it off. About a month after we broke up, I sat staring in my friends bathroom looking at a pink plus sign. It was faint, so I went to the expert on pregnancy, my mother. She then went to get me another one. And there we have it, I’m pregnant.A few weeks later, I went to the doctors, for my first check up. And they did a sonogram. When I saw my little “lima bean” baby I cried so much. She told me then that I was already 6 weeks and 1 day (I am now 11 weeks and 1 day). =].I decided I was not going to tell the father. He has already told me a million times he doesn’t want a kid(he already has one, and doesn’t even see his child who is now 3)., and the fact that he does drugs, drinks, and is a pathological liar, made my decision very, very easy.
My birthday is actually in 2 weeks from today (July 27th =]]]]). I’ll officially be 17 =]] .
In September, I’ll be starting my Senior year in high school, and ready to take on any of the challenges that come my way.I’m ready for whatever anyone has to say. I’m ready for anything. I’m ready for single parenthood(with the help of my wonderful amazing, and supportive family and friends).My friend asked me the other day, if my life goals have changed at all, like am I going to go to college, do what i’ve always wanted to do(forensic stuff for homicide/suicide cases), and the answer is no and yea. My goals in life haven’t changed, at all. They’ve just become more. I’m going to college. and I’m going to do the job I’ve always wanted to do!.My parents have gave me an amazing life, now I just hope I can do the same for my baby =]]
Dearest Megan — my name is Lisa and I help Becky at the Stand Up Girl website with some of her e-mails.
I have to tell you that after I read your e-mail … all I could say out loud was “WOW!” You are the most amazing Stand Up Girl!
I just know that your Stand will help other girls have that courage too.Megan – I’m so proud of you to see you take the Stand, and also I’m so happy that your family Stands with you. You are absolutely right! You CAN continue on with what you planned in your future. And your baby will definitely give you that much more of a drive to be a success!Please keep me posted on how you are doing. OK? Thank you so much for taking a Stand … for being a Stand Up Girl!I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Luv Lisa |