Dear Becky — Thank You for having such a wonderful site for young girls to go to when they need help. I’m 19 years old and just found out me and my boyfriend are expecting a baby.
In January I feel in love with a guy I went to high school with for four years. We were really serious and talked about having a baby together. In March I found out I was pregnant. The day I found out my mother flipped because he’s of minority. She made me pack all of my things and move out. While doing so she was telling me “Your not my daughter.” Also, that she wants nothing to do with me.
I was heart broken. I moved in with him and I started having doubts. I wanted my family and most of all I wanted my mom. I decided to call her and said I possibly want to get an abortion.
So the next day I went over and she made the appointment. The appointment is tomorrow but I wasn’t sure if getting an abortion was the right thing to do. So I came onto this site and thankfully it had a story that made me think. The story written by Kim opened my eyes. Now I’m going to keep my baby and still do the things I planned on doing even though it’s going to take longer than it would if I wasn’t having a baby. Thank you so much!!!!
Dear Stephanie — I am so thankful that you came to the site and read Kim’s beautiful story. Isn’t her story amazing? She stood up and chose life for her little Lucas and now she can’t imagine her life without him!
You are standing up too, Stephanie, and we are all so PROUD of you!! You CAN do this, and you will be so thankful you did.
Just think, in just a few short months, you are going to be holding your beautiful little daughter or son in your arms…kissing that soft little face…admiring those cute little toes and just soaking up that beautiful reality…that you are a mother and this is your precious baby.
You know what Stephanie? Your mother will be doing the same thing, too. She is in shock right now and she’s having a hard time accepting that her baby is a mommy…but give her time. Chances are, she will be first in line to hold her little grandbaby. It’s amazing how babies can melt even the hardest of hearts.
Stephanie…I encourage you to continue standing strong. Stand up for yourself and stand up for your baby. It won’t be always totally easy…but we are behind you and there is more support out there, if you need it.
Here’s a great website that you can go to…
If you go there and click on the button on the right that says “Find a Center”. Then you can type in where you live and a list of Pregnancy Help Centers will come up. Contact one of them and they will be able to help you with so much with things for your baby, emotional support and information.
Please keep in touch. I would love to help you out in any way I can, too.