Dear Becky,

I just recently found this website and wanted to share my story. My ex. boyfriend Rich and I, were going out for 2 years. It was a bad relationship, very violent and one sided but we made it to the 2 year mark! On our 2 year anniversary is when I think I conceived. When I missed my period, I automatically knew there was something wrong.

Rich drove me to get a test and quickly confirmed my fears. We were both upset but Rich told me that he would support whatever I decided to do. I automatically knew I would keep this baby, Rich said it was my choice and he would accept my decision.


My parents on the other hand were different. My mom was so excited and that made me feel happy with my descion but my father, told me i needed to get an abortion. I ignored him and he refused to talk to me. As time went on, I wasn’t hearing from Rich as much. He called me up one day mad,Saying that I would have to “get rid of it” or the relationship was over. I feel guilty even now thinking about abortion when he told me that but I decided against it. I told him my descion and he hung up on me. He and I were done.

Now fastfoward… I had my beautiful daughter, Alanna Marie May 7th, 2005. She was a healthy 6lbs 12oz and 20 in long. She was so beautiful and I couldn’t imagine a day without her. She is my heart my life and my world…. and now we will be celebrating her first birthday in 2 days!! There isn’t a day that goes by that I regret ever having my daughter. I am “mommy” and would never change that for the world.


Dearest Michelle,

My name is Lisa and I help Becky at the Stand Up Girl website with some of her e-mails.

Ohhh my goodness, what a beautiful, inspiring story you have Michelle! I am so so proud of you for being such a Stand Up Girl! It didn’t matter what anyone said and I bet you are so glad that you took that Stand. Wow! A beautiful baby girl.

I’m sure your story will encourage many other girls to take that Stand like you did. Thank you so much for sharing your story.

Take care.

Luv, Lisa |