I’m 21 with Five Kids–Why I Chose Not to Listen to the Negativity

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I first met my boyfriend when I was 17. We had only been together for seven months when I found out I was pregnant with my daughter. My now husband and I were so scared. So many options and choices.

We decided to keep the baby.

We got married a few months later and a few months after that, I gave birth to my daughter. She was so beautiful. The following year I received my diploma. While walking at graduation, I was pregnant with our son. Everyone thought we were crazy because we were young and they were only 14 months apart.


Fast forward about two years later and we gave birth to our third child who was also a boy!

At this point people were calling us stupid and everything else you can imagine. Even though we had our own house, my husband had a good paying job and benefits and never asked for a cent from anyone.

The negativity was real. People even had the nerve to ask if I was “getting fixed.”

After my son was born, my husband lost his job. But what happened next almost seemed to be a miracle–my husband received a job that paid double. I was able to become a stay at home mom to my three beautiful kids.



But that’s not even the crazy part–God must have known what was about to happen next–right before he was put into the union, we found out I was having twins. Yes, I was pregnant again!

Yet this time the criticism was even worse. I was called “stupid” and people said, “You’re so screwed. You aren’t going to make it.”

I learned really quick not to listen. I’m so glad I didn’t listen to them and take the step to get an abortion. My children are the most precious blessings ever and I know God doesn’t give you anything you can’t handle.

God has some very big plans for my family. I’m so thankful to everyone who has supported me. I may be 21 with five kids, but we can provide well for them. I’ve finally learned not to let opinions matter.

I’m positive abortions happen so much because people are afraid what others will think. We need to stop judging others and be positive–it will save lots of lives.

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This true story was submitted to us by Tara. 

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Save the Storks exists to partner with pregnancy resource centers and give abortion-vulnerable women a choice that will change their lives forever. We partner with pregnancy resource centers all over the nation, providing them with powerful tools and training to more effectively connect with those women in their communities. With the support of people like you, we have built over 50 Stork Buses that reach women near abortion clinics, on college campuses, in rural areas and inner cities. And here’s a statistic you’ll want to share with friends and family: four out of five women who board a Stork Bus, see their baby on the ultrasound and hear the heartbeat, choose life.