Being a Homeless Teen Mom Didn't Hold Me Back

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Since the day Zoila was born it seemed that her mom never wanted her around. Her whole young life, she was always bouncing from one friend's house to another, and never really having a home until her mom had a new baby - then she was invited to move back in. Being the oldest now, her mom wanted her to take care of her younger brothers.
But she was only ten years old - overwhelmed with responsibility, stress, and pressure that not even teens or high school kids should have on them. But, she made it through elementary school and was really excited to go on to middle school, but instead her mom decided to send her to Dominican Republic to stay with her grandparents. She stayed with them until she was 16 years old when her mom finally asked that she return home and that they try to build a good relationship.
For the first couple of months everything seemed to be working well. Then, a surprise to everyone, Zoila found out she was pregnant. Her mom was so mad about it that she let it ruin the relationship they were trying to build. Her mom did NOT want to have a new teenage mom around.
And, after her baby was born, since she had to stay home and care for her son anyway, her mom made her take care of all her siblings just like when she was ten. It was a lot more complicated this time since she had her own baby to take care of as well.
When Zoila finally decided to go back to high school it made the relationship with her mother even harder. She wanted Zoila to stay home all the time to take care of the kids and didn't want her to advance herself with school and education. Zoila refused to drop out and her mom proceeded to kick her and her new baby out of the house.
She worked with her high school guidance counselor to try to find a shelter and they finally found the perfect place - Covenant House! It was a perfect solution - and a path for her to graduate. Every day she would wake up early, get ready, and drop her son off at daycare, then a full day of school, followed by an internship, homework, and then repeating the whole thing every single day. She worked so hard.
In June, a couple of weeks before graduation, Zoila got a call from her guidance counselor with amazing news! She had been chosen to speak at graduation as valedictorian; graduating with honors. She was so excited, had worked so hard, and felt so proud to have been recognized like that.
She had always believed that hard work pays off, as does persistence, determination, overcoming adversity, focus and sticktoitiveness. But, she had never imagined that she would achieve such an accomplishment. Her graduation speech was all about how even when things get hard, no matter how hard they get, you should never give up. No matter how many obstacles appear in your way, you should always keep striving to achieve your goals.
Having her son there to see her give her valedictorian speech - she was the top of the class - really underlined her accomplishment. She felt that not only had she accomplished something powerful for herself, but also something that would be really good for him too.
Once she was finished and everyone was cheering and clapping, she saw her son jumping up and down, so excited, and it filled her with pride, hope, love and joy. teen pregnancy story time.
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Please stay so brave and awesome. To many people just give up, but you kept going and that is awesome!
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Oof this inspired me to actually work harder in school
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This was an amazing and independent story. Go Girl
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Awww 🥺😻😻🥰
Lol I I had a daughter that was pregnant at 16 I would beat your ass then send out the House forever and block her off everything then forget that she existed and call it a *Failed* *Experiment* .
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Isn't covenant house the same place as the "I was homeless video"?
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Play stupid win stupid prizes niggas You get pregnant just know, that’s your prize. None of my goddamn tax money going towards you.
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If only girls at my school were like you and thots.
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This happens a lot but she’s ............. I don’t know how but still
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Johnny Nigga 11 dakika önce
Don’t have unprotected sex kids
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Thin Vuong 11 dakika önce
i don't think you should have kid so early in life but you were actually handling it very well so i guess it's fine. however, please don't have children unless you're actually ready.
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Abdulaziz Rex 11 dakika önce
There’s a lot of details missing!
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and now you prob have depression
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Thus a Legend was born (the baby)
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*B-but who's the father?*
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how tf you valedictorian when you have like 30 mins to do your homework? what high school you go to? kindergarten?!
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sounds like you shouldve gotten an abortion
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To the 500 + people who disliked this why
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It was a SURPRISE that she got pregnant? Lmao
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Where’s the father?
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Is me or anyone else her voice sounds Cardi B?
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I'm speechless. bless her 🙏❤
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What happen to her dad?
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u didnt mention the dad onless u got urself pregnant
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it is really true hard work does really pay off😁😁
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School doesn’t matter anyways I mean what exactly are we learning in math
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Dominant Persona 15 dakika önce
TL:DR... Dont be a teen mom
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My dads from the damatican republic!!O:
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Hey guys! Its almost Thanksgiving! And i just wanted to remind you to be thankful for what you have and be glad your not homeless! Because there are other people out there who are homeless and need help or food. So be thankful for what you got!😁
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I don't know you will watch this comment or not..... But you can be a true inspiration to all others. Its sad you had to go through all this in so early of your age. But you single handedly managed all difficulties in your life, girl....
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Just asking...........who's the baby daddy 😅❤️
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Such a nice story. I’m sorry your mom was a horrible person.
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Inner Strength is a gift from God..
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😭😭😭😭😭 i am so sorry for you im glad it got better for you
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