Proud mother of three, wife for 19 years and author, Christina Lane tells us about how her unexpected pregnancies gave her a reason to live.
Christina tells her own story
I was dating a guy for a couple of years, and we were playing with fire and, well, I got “burned.” And I was in grade 11 at the time; I had just turned 16 years old.
Christina’s pregnancy test showed positive
I remember just feeling all the blood drain from my whole body, and I thought, “Oh my goodness, Oh my goodness, Oh my goodness!” Like I didn’t even know what I was going to do. Immediately I thought, “I’m running away. I’m running away – I don’t know where I’m going to run to but I’m going to run away.”
My mom had my back from the beginning, which I didn’t think was going to happen. Anybody who asked her and if anybody had one word to say that was not to her liking, she just gave it right back to them.
But I suffered with a lot of childhood trauma and… getting pregnant was such a blessing for my life that I did not see at the time. I call my kids my three “lifesavers,” because, had not God moved in and made this happen for me, I really don’t think I would be here today.
They gave me a purpose, gave me a purpose to live… gave me a purpose to live.
Tell you about my kids? Ok! Alright. They are beyond fantastic. They are… I mean we get on each other’s nerves at times – of course, we are human beings and we live in the same house. But they are fantastic. I cannot ever imagine my life without them.
I have taken all my life experiences and I have used them to encourage other young moms out there that it’s not the end of your life, it’s just the beginning. If you can take it and make something so beautiful from it and not deem yourself a failure, or inadequate, or not worthy – God doesn’t choose just anybody to have a baby. He chose us to bless us with this gift, and He knows that we are strong enough to take it and make something so beautiful from it.
Christina is the author of “More of You, Less of Me: a Journey worth Taking” and Teen Mom to Teens