I knew she was my babyBy anonymous on 08/02/2010
I was 17 when I found out I was first pregnant. Nobody wanted to believe that the straight A, athlete was knocked up but it was true. My initial reaction was abortion. The people at the clinic suggested adoption, but if I was going to have the baby, I wanted to keep it. So I set the appointment for my abortion and I remember feeling so cold about the situation. I told my best friend about my decision and she supported me, but told me that I wouldn't have the heart to do it. "You don't know me", I said to myself... Turns out I didn't know myself. As the days drew closer to my appointment, my fears as well as my optimism grew. When I had set the appointment, I was supposed to have a counsellor call me every night until the date, but I never got the call. Guilt was settling in.