Why I Am Proud to Parent!

My son Jayden Robles is 16 months old. I got pregnant at the age of 17 and had Jayden at 18. He is truly a great blessing and has brought along a lot of meaning to my life. It’s hard at times being a teen mom but I love every moment. I just hate how teens our age look down on us like we did something wrong. It gets me so frustrated at times when people ask me all these questions and make little comments like: “Doesn’t it suck being a mom so young, now you can’t party!” or “Don’t you wish you weren’t a mom so you can just chill and hang out?”

I feel as if they are trying to rub in the fact that I had to grow up and put my teen years behind me. They make it seem like I can’t live life now that I’m a parent. I just try my hardest to ignore them, ignore the little ignorant comments and questions they ask. I will just let them know that I will give up all my friends and all the partying in the world up for my son. He’s the best thing that has ever happen to me and I wouldn’t change him for the world.

I now have a purpose in this life, and it’s to take care of my son and be the best parent I can be. Things in life happen for a reason and so what I have to go through some more struggles in life! I have learned everything happens for a reason. I don’t know where I would be without my son. I love walking up every morning to my sons beautiful smile, I love hearing him call me mama and I love how he looks to me as his protector. The one who will protect him from harms way.

So you see, this is why I don’t mind giving up my teenage years, which many people will refer to it as my partying years, because what I have now is so much better. I have my beautiful son who surprises me with something new everyday and who has taught me the true meaning of love.

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