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Hello everyone in this awesome community,

I guess I’ll start with an intro. My name is Kari and I’m 18 years old. I’m in my last year of high school and my boyfriend of 3 years, Brad, (19) is in his first year of university. A few days ago I realized that my period was four days late. I know with some girls it wouldn’t be any cause for alarm, but after having my period for over six years, I know that it has never been late once. I tried looking at reasons I may be missing a cycle and tried to figure out if I was stressed, under/over-eating, etc. I let Brad know I was late and he said not to freak out or think about it too much until we knew what was happening for sure. Yesterday made a week that it was late, so I took a pregnancy test. Well, I took three. And it looks like there is definitely a miracle growing inside of me.

I haven’t told Brad yet. Actually, as I write this, I’m talking to him right now. Discussing what we’re going to do.. “if.” He’s strong on abortion but isn’t going to push me into anything I don’t want. I know he means the best. He says he would want the best life for it and we couldn’t give it to a child right now. He’s right in that respect.

I’m turning to all of you here because as of right now, no one knows. It’s my secret. What am I going to do? How will my parents react? My friends? It’s insecurity after insecurity right now and I just need some help. Words of wisdom. I love you all, you did wonders for my friend last year and I know I can count on you this time.

xo -Kari