The Day I Changed My Life Essay

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May 29th, 2011 was the day my life changed forever. I had just turned 20 years old and was enrolled in college to be a dental hygienist. I had a funny feeling that something within me was very different; my friends told me not to worry about it, that it was nothing. I took the test anyways and stared at it in disbelief that the results were what I dreaded, positive. I quickly took another test in hopes that the first was faulty, and to no avail, it too had come out positive. I was pregnant. I was raised in a very loving, Christian home with parents who had high expectations of me; they knew what I was capable of. I knew my parents would be disappointed because this very moment went against everything I was taught by them and the church. I was …show more content…
I was very lucky to have a supportive family. I had few supportive friends as well, but lost many in the process. As I was preparing myself for a new mentality, I dropped all classes I was signed up for as I knew I needed to save every penny I earned for this new life. I acquired two more jobs to make sure my savings account was building and enrolled in dental assisting school which I would be able to complete before my precious little boy came into this world. I completed dental assisting school being top 3 of my class and a few days later I had my son, Kyler. Having a child at a young age was a very difficult situation as it often comes with judgement, discussed looks from strangers, and abandonment from people that I thought would support me. At the time, I was involved in a college age church group where I met the father of my son. He had asked me to marry him since everyone involved in the church group pressured him too because “it was the right thing to do”. And maybe it is for some, but I knew it was not the right decision for us so I said “no”; that decision immediately got me shunned from the church group with an army of “believers” against …show more content…
I found myself angry at God, yet He was the only one I had to talk to. I clung onto the verse Romans 8:37, “In all things we are more than conquerors through Him who loves us” and I pressed forward to raise a little boy in a Godly manner despite what the church had done to us. I took my six weeks of maternity leave with Kyler and then got back to work utilizing my new certificates as a dental assistant, as well as working as a child care provider. It was a rough time but rewarding at the same time; I was doing everything I knew to do to provide for my son. My parents supported me every step of the way but lost some friends in the process since many people in the church didn’t think they should support me. One of my mom’s best friends, Dora was a huge support system for both my mother and I. Dora provided me with many baby products to get me started and advice for my mom. fell in love with not only me but my son and decided to marry me and become the most loving father to Kyler. And now a year later, I am pregnant with my second son. I still love my job working as an orthodontic assistant but am no ready to get an education and provide better for my

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