Dear young moms
Don’t let anyone tell you that you didn’t live your early 20s. Don’t let anyone tell you that you will regret having kids so young. You knew exactly what you wanted in life and went for it. Besides this isn’t an amusement park ride, “You must be at least 30 years old to enter”.
It may be the ‘norm’ to be going out with friends, going to college, and experiencing life at ages 22-23, but that doesn’t mean your path in life is wrong or a mistake. Having kids young doesn’t ruin your life either, they only enhance it. You will forever have someone who thinks the world of you and will love you unconditionally.
And whoever says you have to give up everything in life, is wrong. You can still have friends, go to college, and have a career, your priorities have just shifted. You now have a tiny human who depends on you.
So the next time someone tells you are too young to have kids, tell them you just get to love your children that much longer.
-This 22-year-old mama