There are many cases where young teenagers are parents. Despite of their age, they have a huge responsibility for raising a child and need to make sacrifices for it to work. One such case of parents who were still teenagers when they had their first child, are Madeleine’s parents.
They’ve conquered all the challenges of being young parents, and nothing shows how far they’ve come more than a beautiful family picture posted online recently.
Their daughter Madeleine shared a photo from her high school graduation on Facebook and gave an explanation of it’s meaning.
She said that she and her parents had made it together. Her mom had been pregnant with her when she was 16, while her father was 17. She also explained that her parents had gone through a lot at that time and despite all difficulties they had stayed together. They had lived with their parents who helped them raise Madeleine.
“They were determined to make it and provide me with a future. My dad worked full time in construction and my mom was still playing soccer. Today, they have a strong, loving marriage. They purchased a beautiful home. My mom is a stay-at-home mom and my dad has a great career as a longshoreman. I have two little sisters that are following in my footsteps.” – says Madeleine.
The original photo dates from June , 2000. This photo has been a real inspiration for Madeleine throughout all her life. She came up with the idea to recreate the photo, especially after she had accepted her college offer.
She thought that it would also be an original gift to her parents. She wanted to remind them of far they had come as a family. After all she is thankful for their encouragement and motivation to strive and do well in college.
“I couldn’t ask for a more loving, supportive family than the one God gave me. Yeah that’s right, we made it TOGETHER.”
Despite being doubted in the past, Madeleine’s parents succeeded in raising a beautiful smart girl.
Madeleine’s parents are her inspiration in life and now she’s working to be the inspiration for her sisters! Their family is simply amazing.
Sources: Facebook/Love What Matters