I Do Not Regret My Precious Angel
I was only fourteen when I discovered I became pregnant by my boyfriend of only one month. I was just a freshman in highschool and very terrified about becoming a mom. I had already been struggling with depression and anger from being raped when I was just 12, so I pondered the idea of abortion; I loved my unborn baby, but I knew I couldn't raise it and was not capable of parenting anyone.
My boyfriend wanted me to keep the baby, but I was torn between my options. I finally made a appointment with Bethany Christian Services; they gave me a pregancy test and set up the ultrasound. As soon as I saw my child, just six weeks old, my eyes swelled up and I was overcome with love.
I mustered up the courage to tell my parents I was pregnant. They were unsupportive and kept telling me to get an abortion because it wasn't even "a baby yet, just a bunch of cells." I cried every night hoping to find an answer. I came to a decision, I was going to carry my baby to full term and raise it as my own. My family was very angry and often made horrible remarks towards me, so I would spend most of my days in my room or with my boyfriend.
I finally gave birth to my 7 lb. 6oz. baby boy at 40 weeks, as soon as I saw him I cried with joy and love just as I had the day I first saw him on the ultrasound.
I'm so happy my heart did not let me go through with my family peer pressuring me to abort him, he changed my life for the better. I truly believe God sent my son to save me from myself. I do not regret my precious angel.