"My mom always worked a lot to keep up on the bills and life expenses. I love my mom with all my heart! Not only she was she my mom, but one of my best friends and I could tell her anything. I don't want to get into much detail because it's still a touchy subject, but I was raped and I knew the person. That is when I stopped telling my mom everything. I felt so guilty and dirty like it was my fault.
But I end up pregnant at the age of 16 years old. I was so scared to tell anyone except my BFF from school; she was the only one that knew what happened. She kept my secret. I was still living with my mom at the time, but she didn't even know that I was pregnant. I always wore baggy clothes so I wouldn't look pregnant. I did think of about abortion but I couldn't do it, just the thought of it made me cry. I thought about adoption and again I couldn't go through it knowing that someone else was taking care of my baby. The only thing that I knew I would do is care for my baby and be a teen mom no matter how hard it was or what sacrifices I had to make. Besides my BFF no one else knew I was pregnant until I was 25-26 weeks pregnant. I had no prenatal care until then because I was so scared. I went through counseling for a few months.
I had a baby boy November 15, 2008 - I named him Lloyd Allen Hansen. He's my blessing out of a bad situation! ! He's the best thing in my life besides my family! ! Now I'm 25 and will be 26 this year. My son will be 9 years old and he has 4 siblings and a stepdad that loves him just like his own." - Lisa