Hi everyone. I found this doing a google search for young, single mother's communities on the net.
I am 21 years old and a new mother to Emarie Rose, my four month old daughter. I am not married and proud of it.
I had just moved in with my jerk boyfriend shortly after his "suicide attempt" (that turned out to be just for attention) in KC, MO. I had quit my VERY GOOD job at the local Sheriff's Dept. to move up there to take care of me. Like most liars, he promised me forever and that he'd stand by me through everything.
That was, of course, until I saw two lines on an E.P.T. His reaction to that, while I was in the floor sobbing, was "I'm going back to bed."
He made it very clear early on that he wanted no part of it, even going so far as to say "You know, if you'd take some of (my friend that had just had a car wreck)'s pain medicine you could probably get rid of our problem..." He also let his mother belittle and berate me to the point of sobbing in front of his family.
I had always said I believed strongly in abortion, and I do believe a woman has a right to choose, but from the day I found out I was pregnant, abortion wasn't the choice I wanted to make. SO, I moved back home to Alabama to have the baby.
Emmie is now a beautiful and thriving four-almost-five month old, born January 12. Although I may not make it out to as many Bright Eyes shows or political rallies as I used to, she has been the light of my life. I am in the process of trying to rebuild my career to the point I was at before (it's taking a while, I had worked pretty high up before then I just up and quit for a worthless man) and have three years behind me working towards my criminal justice degree. I'm big time into the independent music scene and still try to catch shows as often as possible. I joined this board because sometimes I just want someone to talk to who understands what it's like.
As for Emmie's father- He's been to see her once since her birth, only a month ago, and I doubt he'll ever be coming back.
c'est la vie.
You can check out my blog about being a single mother along with pictures of my beautiful daughter here:
So, in short, Hello everyone.