At the age of 17 I became a mother. It was scary & exciting all at once. I had no idea what I was going into, I had just graduated high school, probably like most moms I didn’t have any time to really sit down an think about what I wanted motherhood to look like. I was busy doubling up my school schedule to graduate a year early, working part time, & dealing with the emotional wreck pregnancy left me as – partly due to feeling isolated at school. However, what becoming miss Tahlya’s mom has done for me far outweighs anything I have missed out on because I became a mother so young. Let’s chat about it, and teen moms or young moms, let me know if you agree!
- Most importantly, my child saved my life. High school was tough on me and I didn’t know if I would make it through. Becoming a mom did a complete 180 on my mindset.
- I have formed amazing friendships that blossomed from the pure fact that we are both moms!
- As my child has continued to grow I have had to truly evaluate what I want in life and how I will get there. No sitting around & procrastinating – things must get done even if for nothing other than the benefit of this beautiful soul.
- I have become a more tolerant and patience human. Granted, I could still use much more work, but becoming a parent kind of forces you to work on these skills.
- I like children now! Yes, I did not like little human before becoming a mom myself. They always cried around me, I didn’t know how to act around them, they were messy & made me feel awkward. Silly, silly me.
- I have come to know a love I never even knew existed. And because of that my mind, heart & soul has become so full and I have found a desire to spread that light & love with everyone. And all thanks can be given to a tiny toddler upstairs asleep in her big girl bed clinging onto a blanket I bought on sale at Target.
Motherhood was not something I was prepared for, but who ever truly is – no matter how old? I worry every day if I am doing this right, but when it comes down to it, we are simply doing our best. And well, my little gal is pretty rad. So I must be doing something right. Whatever you’re drinking tonight, cheers. Cheers to us, cheers to our little ones, cheers to love.