Confessions of a Teen Mom…

So this is something I normal don’t write about. My past or present with my personal life. Fitness and food is a passion and its safe to talk about. Family is a priority and although I’ll post silly pictures of me with my girls or family time on Facebook I tend to stay really quiet about it. Its precious to me. So why not share it?

Ever wonder where my dedication and determination come to play? I have spent a bulk of my life fighting against the odds. I was a walking statistic…

You see I met my husband. (Yes I married her father) in 10th grade. I think I got him to like me by annoying him hahahaha. He used to sit behind me and try to sleep. I would bang on his desk and wake him up. We were fast friends (I can be persistent when I want.) But didn’t start officially dating until 1 1/2 later (Feb 22 02 to be exact.)
I was pregnant quickly after that. That sounds bad I know but I was smitten. And at 16 that happens way faster.

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Then I heard it all…
You guys are never gonna last.
How are you going to raise a baby by yourself?
What are you going to do?
What about abortion… (No just no)
Adoption will give the baby a chance…
My personal favorite…
Your life is OVER.

See my life was changed forever, but it was far from over. I made my bed and I was gonna lie in it. With my husband. What everyone else did not know about him. He is one of a kind, my rock and best friend even if we didn’t stay together he would have been a dad.

We welcomed a beautiful baby girl December 7th 02. Not even a full year after being together. I was 17.

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I graduated early exit that January. And started school in July to get an associates degree in cyber crime. I graduated with high honors.

I owe a lot of that to everyone that helped me. Ron, my mom, his parents this wonderful day care center http://www.angelsplacepgh.org. (for single parents to go to school. Allowing you to pay for daycare by cleaning the daycare.) Mark my words. I will be sending them a huge donation when I can!

I got hired at my first full time job at 19. Ron and I moved in together shortly after. We were engaged at 20, bought a house at that age as well. Then we were married at 21.

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We’ve been together 13 years in February and married 8 in June! 💜

You see my life wasn’t over it was just a little harder. But every little thing I have accomplished means that much more. I have so many blessings.

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