The day I saw those two blue lines I thought my life was over.The day I saw those two blue lines I thought my life was over. I was crying and feeling like I wanted to die. I was just about to start my exams and finish school I wasn't ready for a baby. I told my boyfriend first and he was really shocked but supportive. When I told my friends, they told me to get rid of it; that my boyfriend won’t stick by me. My life would be over before it had even started. I thought my mind was made up. My abortion was booked. I will always remember that rainy Tuesday I was shaking going the taxi with my boyfriend I just kept thinking, ‘I’m 17, not ready for a baby. Get it done and over with’. I arrived at the clinic and I was brought into the room and the doctor did an ultrasound. There I saw my baby so small and innocent. I got a sudden change of heart and went home without having the abortion. I told my parents and they were disgusted but they changed their tune when my little boy was born. He was so cute and small we all fell in love with him. My life isn't over. Now I’m at college studying accountancy and my son has just started school and my life couldn't be better. My boyfriend stuck around and we are hoping to get married next year. Before having an abortion, think of your own little baby growing up and making you so proud. When I bring my son to school I fill up looking at my baby in a uniform. He is growing up so fast. It is the most wonderful thing in the world to have your own child, some-one who loves you no matter what and some-one who thinks the world of you. Editor’s note: It’s wonderful that your decision turned out so well for you! It’s a great encouragement to others who are faced with such a difficult crisis, knowing that you have adapted to your situation and more than that, made a good life for your son and yourself. Thank you so much for writing in.
This story was sent in on 11/09/2006