Monday, October 22, 2007

My 15 year old cousin is pregnant

My 15 year old cousin is pregnant.

I don't know what to do with this all, she's only 15. She can't drive, vote, or even get a job, but she's going to be a mother. I can't be excited like usual when we learn of a new baby on the way, because the mom's not ready. She's committed to keeping the baby, but I can't see her as a mother. I remember when she was born, she can't even manage her own life. I don't even know what else to say once this sinks in maybe I'll be able to write a more coherent post


Darkmind said...

BTW, not really related to this topic, but I'd like your input on my latest post. It is kind of inspired by you.

JP said...

That surely is a lot for a 15yr old to deal with. I hope she has lots of support. I am pushing 30 and I know how hard it is to have children at this age, let alone 15. The only thing you can do is to be supportive and welcome new life into this crazy world we reside!

Sylvia said...

Hello Journey Woman,
I am a first time commentor on your blog. Although we have a mutual friend. You comment on my brother Jason's blog now and again. I was reading this post, and wanted to let you know that I can sorta understand what your 15 year old cousin is going through. I put a baby up for adoption at the age of 18 and it was a tough time for me and my family as well. I'm not saying that is what your cousin is going to do, but it might be an option to consider. If I can be of assistance, please let me know. Take care, and be strong.

Jason Hughes said...

Hope all is well... You ususally aren't silent for this long...

Anonymous said...

I know you dont know me but what I want to say is that i know what your cousin is going threw maybe you kan help her its hard dealing with a child at a young age , what your cousin needs is support , not bring her down or make her mad , cause when your pregnat you kan get bad mood swings .

P.S; when you see your cousin , explain to her how you feel since u don't see her as a mother and if she needs help , be supportive , don't bring her down
love ginelle <3

“I remember how being young and black and gay and lonely felt. A lot of it was fine, feeling I had the truth and the light and the key, but a lot of it was purely hell.” ~Audre Lorde