Pregnant Teen Confronts Boyfriend About Abandoning Her, His Reply Brings Her To Tears
Joshua Patton 1/13/2018
The most life-changing event in a person's life is the moment they find out they are about to be a parent, doubly-so if the parents haven't even graduated high school yet.
Raising a child is a huge responsibility, and many teenagers are not yet equipped to handle it. However, some surprise us and step up to not just do the job, but to excel at it. Such is the case of Caitlin Fladager, who found out she was pregnant as a teenager.
Caitlin and her then-boyfriend Noah were young and in love, and after one thing led to another she found herself pregnant. Naturally, she was terrified and the adults in her life didn't help ease her worries. They shamed Caitlin and told her that Noah would abandon her and the child.
Of course, Caitlin wasn't about to let her worries go undiscussed. She confronted her boyfriend, angry at him not for what he did but for what the adults her life assumed he was going to do. Noah, perhaps a little angry himself, told her that she would just have to wait and see.
Caitlin didn't have to wait long. Their daughter Arianna was born, and Noah was involved in every step of the process. Soon, Noah proposed to her and the two were married.
As Caitlin wrote on Twitter:
"My husband was only 17 when I got pregnant with our daughter and I was told to expect him to leave. 4 years ago, when I asked him how he would be different than any other teen dad, he said 'I guess you'll have to wait and see so I can show you' He definitely did."
Even though it may look like this young family has a picture-perfect life, they still face struggles. Caitlin suffers from anxiety problems, writing on social media that it feels like she is under attack by her own mind. This sort of mental affliction is tough enough for anyone, but it would be even worse if Caitlin was a single mother.
But, she's not. Noah is able to be there for her just as much as he is there for Arianna and their second child, a little boy named Jack. Their little family is picture-perfect, and can serve as an inspiration to other families who have been told to expect their lives to be "bad."