I had my son when I was 16 years old. I know it could have been prevented but it happened. I have never been happier with the decision to have him and not have an abortion. This was the best decision of my life.
I am in no way saying teen pregnancy is a good decision it is hard to be a parent. I have to live with the consequences everyday. It depends on the individuals attitude and their ability and maturity to parent a child.
i missed out on hanging out with my friends a lot, going back to college was very difficult for me compared to my other classmates. I couldn't travel or buy designer clothing, or spend my money carelessly.
On the other hand, my motivation to succeed and my purpose in life was unsurpassed. I am now 28 years old and am a mother to 3 beautiful boys. I own a beautiful home in the suburbs, I am nurse, i have a few rental properties and own my own business.
My eldest son is turning 11 and he goes to a private school and aspires to become an architect. He is on the honor roll and is a great role model for my younger children.
I believe everything happens for a reason, the only thing in life that you can control is your attitude.