Friday, February 19, 2010
I wanted to participate in Kelly's Korner's Show Us Your Life ~ Ministries edition. I have many plans of things that I would like to do! I was a teenage mom and I would really like to help other teenagers eventually. I wish I could say that it is something that I do right now but I can't. I am a mother who HAS to work. I know that we could do without some things but the bulk of our paychecks do go towards bills. I digress, I was a teenage parent and I wouldn't change my life for anything. Yes, it was hard. Yes, my life was completely changed. Yes, there were many things that I didn't get to do. YES, I would do it all again! Steven is a blessing but don't think that I didn't struggle. I was on my own and had to do it all myself. I did marry his father and we made it 3 years. That is more than most teenage parents. We had a house and cars. I stayed in high school and finished up my senior year while working at a gas station and Taco Bell. Not too glamorous, I know, but we were happy. There were many problems and my parents did help after I was divorced. Steven is a happy, Christ Loving child. He loves his mom and his dad. My ex doesn't live in town but his family does. They, also, supported us and helped us through the years. Teachers and principals did not believe in me. My high school principal told me that I did not belong in his school. There is no reason for this. I am now remarried to the love of my life and have not one, but two boys. The only thing is there was no one that could help me with processes. The health department helped some but trying to weed through government help is hard especially when you are young and have barely had your own bank account.
I want to be involved in unplanned pregnancies. I want to help young girls with no idea what is going on. I mean I look back and OMG I was sooooo young! I have no idea how I made it. I look at my annual income and cannot believe how we made it, but we did. There are many teenagers that don't have help at all and do not know where to start. I want to encourage young ladies to take care of their children and not to pass the buck off to someone else, I don't mean that they shouldn't consider adoption. I believe in adoption but as a young teen I was not okay with my own adoption at that time to be able to give my child up myself. There needs to somewhere these young girls can go. They need to be told that they can still do anything. Pregnancy is a life sentence but it is not a death sentence. So, this is my ministry. I haven't figured out how to do it yet but one day I will!
The Purpose Driven Live was great for me. It helped me to come to terms with my own problems. There was one thing that really stuck to me during this study.
Your parents may not have planned you, but God did. He was not at all surprised by your birth.
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