Thursday, November 19, 2009
Every mother and father of a teenager, is terrified of the word, "pregnant". I am no exception. It is amazing how one little word, can change my life in such a big way! It doesn't matter that my teenage child is a boy, it has the same reaction for me.
Even though I know and trust my son completely, that word, that one little word....changes everything for a lifetime, his life specifically. Oh darn, how one brief moment of pleasure, can make or break his future!
No matter how many times we discussed sex with our kids; no matter how often teenage pregnancy was talked about; no matter how much dialogue we had about contraceptives, we would never expect to hear, the word pregnant to come from their mouth. Or at least I hope and pray that I won't hear it.
All of these runs through my mind, in a matter of seconds; long, agonizing seconds.
All my son did was open his mouth and those words came out.
"Mom, I need to talk to you. I want to tell you that Jess is pregnant."
I couldn't breathe, the world stopped. I was dizzy and nauseated.
Yes Tracey, I am officially a grandmother now. My son's girlfriend gave birth to a bouncing baby girl whom they called Akeisha.
I have to let this sink in first....