When my life truly began

I was only 15 years old when I fell in love with my best friend. We were inseparable. Always spending time together and texting constantly. My parents loved him and I knew from the moment I saw him that he was everything I had been dreaming about since I was a little girl. As the months went on we grew closer and before I knew it we were practically living together. After our first Christmas together, my parents ended up loosing their house and we moved up to Loveland, CO (he had moved with us). I had lost all of my friends that I had known since 4th grade and well, I was now 16 and pregnant. I had always wanted to be a mother so I was actually very excited. I know what a majority of you are thinking, where were her parents? My parents were very supportive of the whole situation but they were very disappointed with our carelessness. 

I can honestly say that my son (now four years old) saved my life. I had been struggling with depression and my eating disorder and it was getting worse….my boyfriend and I were fighting constantly. I felt that my sweet little baby was exactly what I needed to overcome my problems. It may seem crazy to most of you but I still to this day say that if I did not get pregnant with my son when I did I may not be alive. He has brought so much happiness to my life. Don’t get me wrong, I still to this day struggle with my depression and my self-confidence. The only things that keep me going are my children. My second child was born in October. She has brought a whole new happiness to our lives. She has so much personality and is the most beautiful girl I have ever seen (granted I am sure all parents say this about their children). Her and her brother mean the absolute world to me and push me to be a better person. They are the reason I am the person I am today. I may have been born in 1994 but my life truly began in 2011-2013, when my children were born.

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