Dear Becky,

All of these girls need to know life is not always perfect and things happen for a reason. We may not know why at first,  but someday we will know. All teen moms are not bad, even though the media makes it look that way. I got pregnant at 14 and had a beautiful baby boy, that was 18 years ago. It was hard, I’m not going to lie, but I finished school, married his dad and we are still together with not only our boy, but also a beautiful 13 year old girl.

Everyone told me our son would never have a good life because of me being a teen mom and I should give him up. They were wrong!  He has always been good in school, he is very smart and has just as much as anyone born to an older parent. He is in the technology honor society and has never been in trouble. I count my blessings everyday and am glad I didn’t listen to all the people that had only bad things to say. He graduates in June and I am so proud of him. He has over come all the odds that I was told were against him, because of me being so young.

My point to this story is, you make your own future!! Don’t let anyone ever tell you that you can’t do it. You may have to work a little harder, but the life of your child can be as good as anyone else’s. Just stay strong and look forward, not back!! Being a young mother doesn’t stop your life from happening. Stay strong!