Not even a mom yet (Pregnant!) and already an inspiration for young moms. Brooke Coleman shares her story and plans for the future with us.
Tell us about yourself and your family:
My boyfriend and I have been dating for about a year now and he has been my best friend for three years. We love and support each other very much and are very excited for our little angel to be here! (Due date: Oct. 12 2013) We live with his two moms who are very supportive but we are looking for our own place and hope to find one soon!
I was very nervous about telling my family, my father in particular. Once I told him, he told me I would either get an abortion or I would be ruining my life. We didn’t talk for a few months but are now working on our relationship again. It made me very sad to see my dad react this way but I am glad we are trying to figure it out together now.
What kinds of things do you do to treat yourself, for fun and to stay relaxed?
I love to do my makeup and get dressed up for no reason at all! It makes me feel good about myself. I also really enjoy writing and I do it almost daily:)
What are your favorite things about being a mom?
I love feeling my baby kick and seeing my baby on the monitor. I am so excited to find out the gender and to meet my baby for the first time!
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? If you didn’t have any obstacles, what dream would you pursue?
I see myself graduating from the University of New Brunswick (via Humber College) as a nurse (RN) and hopefully finding a nursing job to support me and my family!
What advice would you give to other young girls who just found out they’re pregnant or recently became a mom?
There are going to be days that are good and most certainly days that are bad but don’t let anyone tell you what is right or wrong. Don’t let society bring you down, do what you need to do for your family. Being pregnant is not an illness, go to school, pursue a career and make a life for yourself and your family. Never hesitate to look for programs and help in your community, help is out there!
Thanks so much, Brooke, for sharing your inspiring story. You’re going to be a great example of a young mom.
If Brooke’s story inspired you or you just wanna leave her some love, tell her in the comments below 🙂