Abigail's Story

I was 17 about to get my high school diploma, about to live my life and get out of my abusive family home life. I found out I was pregnant while I was in the military school that I graduated from.

It was such a shock, I guess because I never thought it could happen to me until I was ready but like many teens who think it cant happen to them it happens. I was so scared to tell my mother. I couldn't hear her voice or face her so I wrote her a letter.

When she wrote me back it was what do expect from having unprotected sex and who is the  father. I hated to tell her because he was 26 and I was 17. my family and I discussed my options. I was going to be starting college when it was time for the baby to come and I really didn't want to go through everything. I was scared and didn't really know what to do.

I finally decided and went through with the procedure. It was the scariest experience I've ever gone through. In a way I knew I had to do it. I didn't know what to do with a child. It's father wouldn't have been there. I on my part and the baby's part I think it was best. I still think about it everyday. How my life would be like if I kept it. What it looked like? If it was a boy or girl? I don't know if it is normal to think about things like that. I know I was not ready to be a momma. I am now 21 and my life is going very well I'm working on my dreams and goals. when I'm ready to be a momma I can be a great mom.


February 13, 2007

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