I agree emy, I had all the knowledge I needed about sex, contraception, etc, but my mental state and selfworth had a lot to do with why I had a child young. I honestly would have made the same decision a millions times over because I needed out of that bad situation and into a stable supportive relationship and family, and it just happens I had to make my own to get that.
I had all the knowledge of safe sex, contraception, etc. passed on to me from my mom, I took that advice for a good bit, but then we just started getting careless I thought I was invincible or something.
You know what the crazy thing is, though? I didn't realize what a toxic environment I was living in while staying with with my mom and psychopath step "dad". Getting pregnant was the best thing that could've ever happened to me, because the house I was living in just wasn't mentally or emotionally stable. I couldn't even IMAGINE raising my daughter under my mom's roof ... it took getting out of that house to realize how bad it had been.
I'd be heartbroken, honestly. I'd support her obviously, I'm her mother, that's what I'm supposed to do. But, I would be very sad for her. I missed out on so many great things because I became a mother. I missed out on growing up.
I wouldn't change having her for the world, but I do recognize the things I had to give up for her. I don't want Olivia to have to give those things up. I don't want her first pregnancy to be filled with fear and judgement. I want her to do the things I never could because I was too busy raising her.
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