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last week i was sharing my experience as a single mother with some of my fellow youth and also mums. during my sharing time i saw how much they got moved by the story and how some even got so encouraged and others were left in disbelief. i realised how much sharing our experiences can ease the burden in our hearts.
you know being a young lady and become expectant at your teenage it is really traumatising and not that but when you have to suffer rejection from the family. that is how it exactly happened to me suffering rejection and denial from both my family and also the father of my child. it is hurting and really hurting when you know you are bring a new soul in the world who is rejected as well and only you has the power to change things to being better.
i suffered it all during my pregnancy period and also immediately after giving birth with noone close to being there for me. i knew i would make it no matter how much they all thought i will not.
i loved my unborn baby and i adored and treasured him and i always assured him ofmy love and he would feel it always. i had no one to be tthere for me except a German friend who realised my situation and stood by me.
i gave in not to the sexual demands and marriage proposals for help but i knew with determination all will be ok. i developed such a strong positive spirit that helped me all through and sharing my story also helped me alot. i delivered in a counselling centre and lived there for a year until i insisted to family that i belong there in that family and same to my son.
right now my son and i live with my sister and i was able to complete my college studies through the grace of God. it has not been easy all through even living with my sister is not easy but we have to get adapt to it until we can manage to be together just the two of us.
i keep sharing with my fellow youth and i change the lives of many and others get lessons to teach others. it is really good to share as it also helped me get the pain out of my heart and now my son and i have a very close bond.
i realised how we respond to what happens in our lives is rteally important and sharing it out is the most sweet thing.
thanks friends for helping share with you and for helping me know that i have close friends

Comments

jadefrank's picture

Courage

Hi Janet,

Thank you for sharing your very personal story. I cannot imagine the pain you had to go through when your family rejected you and your unborn son. You are such a courageous woman and I am so relieved to hear that you are now living with your sister and were able to complete college. Your son is lucky to have such a strong mother to guide him through life. And we here on PulseWire are lucky to have you in this community - where we can learn from your strength and experience and hopefully you too can learn from others.

Warm regards,
Jade

Terry's picture

Strength of a Woman!

Thanks for sharing your story, you're a real courageous and strong woman. We have the power to determine what happens in our lives and you show that really well. I'm glad you did not abort that child but chose to raise him up, God will give you all the grace and provision you need to take care of him. Just be there for him and keep showing him that he's the best and you will raise a confident and bold man!

Keep on sharing with the youth and giving them hope! We need more of that in these times.

Terry

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