teen on phone My name is Ashley. I’m also 18, and married to a serviceman. My husband is 21 and active duty in the army. I just finished up high school.

I was so scared when I found out I was pregnant, especially becuz my hubby is stationed in GA and I’m still living in TX.” My parents told me I didn’t have a choice, it wasn’t a baby yet”}, etc. etc. but from the moment I saw that faint pink line in the result window, I had already begun to love this new little life inside of me.

Sure things haven’t been easy, and let me tell you, walking down the halls of high school with all eyes on me and the constant judgement wasnt easy. But when my then boyfriend came to Texas for my 10 week appointment, we heard the baby’s heartbeat. Me, my husband, and even my MOM (who was so against this baby being born) all had tears of joy in our eyes.

That is a life that you and your man created out of the love and admiration you have for each other, and what could possibly be more beautiful than that?

I’ve barely seen my husband, just TWICE during my whole pregnancy, but when I feel my daughter, roll around in me, stretch, and get the hiccups i don’t regret my decision for a SECOND. Becuz its the most amazing thing in the world.

I’m due in 3 weeks, and I can’t wait to meet my daughter. All I have to say is trust in God. everything happens for a reason, and this baby has a purpose. My husband is also going to Iraq in September of next year. But no matter how hard things get, I will always have my beautiful daughter to remind me what makes life worth living. I am SO happy I gave her life and won’t have to live my days out just wondering — was it a boy or girl, what did he or she look like, what would they have grown up to be — because in a few short weeks, my questions will be answered. And I cant wait to be a mommy and help her grow up. =)

Keep your head up girl, its always scary at the beginning but this too shall pass and you’ll wind up happier than ever that you made the right decision!!! Keep me updated please!

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