Having a child didn’t destroy her teen life

When I was 14 I met a guy who was a couple of years older than me. We fell madly in love.

We had been dating for a month when I found out I was pregnant. It was the biggest shock of my life and I had no idea what to do or think.

My partner at the time was very excited but I wasn’t. I was only in year eight. It was very hard to come to terms with.

I decided to keep the baby even though I was so young. I thought to myself that the baby didn’t have to suffer or die because of the terrible mistake that I made. My baby had every right to live. I didn’t want an abortion because it was giving up a life that had a right to live, no matter what the circumstances. I did not want to give the baby up for adoption as it was my baby and I carried it for nine months.

We had a bond that goes beyond anything in this world and it was a bond that could not be broken.

My parents hated the idea of me having a baby at 14 but they supported me as I was so young and they didn’t want their grandchild to suffer from my inexperience or immaturity.

So I am now 19 with a beautiful healthy boy who is almost four, who we all love and adore. I could never in my life wish he wasn’t here. I do wish I could have done things differently but he’s my world. Having a child at whatever age doesn’t destroy your life, it just pushes it back. Anything can be achieved, even with kids. It’s a life that can’t be destroyed, a human being, a living thing that is so precious in every way.


By Jasmin

Skills

Posted on

November 8, 2016

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Nikki was 17 and hadn't been living in Australia for long when she discovered she was pregnant. She chose Nahla.

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