Don’t make me a statistic just because I was a teen mom. Yes I was pregnant at fifteen, and delivered my daughter at sixteen, but I nor my loved ones think of me as anything but Courtney, a twenty three year old who is a loving mother to a seven year old girl named Brianne.
The world we live in sadly downgrades and make names for us who have become teen parents, and make us feel horrible for parenting at such a young age, but I along with many other teen parents don’t fall under the categories that our society tries to put us under. I as well as other teen parents I know have achieved many goals that we set for ourselves in hopes to make the best lives possible for our children.
Although being a teen mom was challenging at some times, I never once regretted becoming a teen parent and I wouldn’t change anything about it. I attending a two year program at Dean College for Criminal Justice, but switched to become a Medical Assistant, and I now work for a orthopedic surgeon. I bought a house at the age of twenty one with my high school sweetheart and father of my child, and plan on going back to school to receive my RN degree.
My daughter, now seven, is just as perfect as I could have hoped for. As far as I’m concerned, her father and myself have done an amazing job raising her for the past seven years and plan for stick by her side till the end. I was a teen mom, and I embraced it, never felt regret and never gave up, so don’t make me a statistic.