NO MORE ABORTIONS, NICE ONE

Amonge
Posted April 3, 2019 from Kenya
The reason why I wake up to make ends meet,.
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Today I look through  my child's eyes and it pushes me to work hard, like the things I do today are inspired  by this child of mine,at times I sit down and wonder where I could  be right now if I had not decided to keep the baby. Four years ago I got pregnant, it was so painful this was after highschool getting good grades then the pregnancy  struck this made me see my promising future  crushing beneath my sight, then I couldn't  allow the younger me to be a mother after influence  from  several friends, yes I had no one to talk to, my sister who has raised me like a mother  ever since my moms death was the last person I could tell I was pregnant,how could she react? So I opted  for abortion as advised by friends.i still praise and thank God for sending that nurse to me, she talked to me and told me to keep the child,thats when I decided that no matter the consequences  I was keeping  the baby, after battling  it within me  I had to do something  in preparation  for the baby,and I had to move out of my sister's house,but how? So I started  hawking watermelon along the streets, the life growing inside me pushed me, I wanted the best for my baby,   yes I was earning and I was able to buy baby staff, when I was prepaid to move out I rented my house, a tiny room but I felt safe in it as if my new journey  and story depended on the roof above me. That step has changed my life today. Then I broke the news to my sister, it was disappointing  for her at that time,but she could  do nothing I had moved out because of fear.slowly I was able  to understand  my self, I had to change friends it took me long  but it saved me from being depressed,i almost killed  my self at some  point.the community was too quick  to judge, most of the people  called me names,but I swore I was  going to turn into a beautiful  story,i was not moving away from that community, I wanted to make them understand  my battles and stories. The same community  that judged me is embracing  me today, my story saved many lives which could  have been wasted through  abortions, I have held many children  in my hands, those children  who could have been dumped in pit somewhere or by the roadside dead, or homeless.Its such a blessing.Early pregnancies  are common  in our society, this is caused  due to lack of sex education  amongst the parents/guardians .They shy away from these talks, girls are prone to  more danger due to lack of these talks ,they get pregnant and due to fear they rush to abort, it has led to many deaths.it also affects older women  mostly widows or divorcees they abort  because they don't want to be judged by the community,that they are pregnant  and apart with their partners.so painful indeed, I say no to ABORTION the enemy with could have deprived me the joy of being a mother today.lets hold our hands,, and don't be so quick  to judge

Rocky today is three years old, he has started  preschool. The only companion around me mostly, we fight and laugh  and I just can't do without  him today. He is my greatest insiration ,I understand  two different sides of life. 

N/B 

Talk to that  girl you see frustrated  she  might be fighting battles you know nothing about. 

Don't be so quick to judge her. 

If you have daughters don't have big expectations  from them they can dissapoint  you, what do you do? Fight them? Throw them out your house?  ,NO.Be the closest friend they can talk to.dont shy away from sex talk then try to know the boy she is dating. 

Don't push/forse/help your child to abort,they might be holding you responsible in future, 

And finally pray for your children, your prayers moves with them whenever they go. 

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Hannah B
Apr 03
Apr 03

Hello Amonge,
Thank you for sharing your powerful story!
I agree that effective sex education and having open conversations with girls and young women in our communities are so important.
I hope you are well and look forward to hearing more of your life and story!
Warmly,
Hannah

Amonge
Apr 03
Apr 03

Hello Hannah,
Thanks for agreeing with Me. Sex education is important in every girls/womans life, it saves a lot of danger they are exposed to.

Namadi
Apr 04
Apr 04

Amonge,
I work in the child rights sector and daily i meet or get such storiess from the schools and communities we work in. Last year, one county had over 13000 girls become pregnant, and those are those that were reported many of them do not even get reported. You did a good thing to keep your child and have become an encouragement to many

Amonge
Apr 04
Apr 04

Dear Namadi ,
may God bless your work.keep on saving these girls from abortion and early pregnancy. I realise today that keeping the child was the best thing I ever decided to do

Elizabeth Ziro
Apr 10
Apr 10

I agree Namadi, our county recorded the highest number of teenage pregnancy last year. A lot needs to be done. Big up Amonge for the wise decision.

Jill Langhus
Apr 04
Apr 04

Hi Amonge,

Thanks for sharing your inspiring story. I also agree that sex education needs to become a requirement in schools and communities so that girls can make the best decision for themselves, their bodies and their futures.

Hope you're having a good day:-)

Amonge
Apr 04
Apr 04

Hello Jlanghus,
I pray that sex education become compulsory in school, and parents /guardians should talk to their children about that.

Jill Langhus
Apr 04
Apr 04

Indeed:-) Hope you have a good day!

CATHIE
Apr 07
Apr 07

Hi Amonge,
Thanks for sharing this powerful story, many girls have gone victims of early pregnancy and abortion for the same reasons; lack of sex education . However I believe that when we stand together, embrace and befriend these girls then we can impart the knowledge for a better future. I love your courage, keep with your great work. Hope to hear more from you!
Hearty cheers!!!!!

Amonge
Apr 08
Apr 08

Hello Cathie,
Thanks for your appreciation.yes when we hold our hands together we can help these girls, thanks once again

Beth Lacey
Apr 09
Apr 09

Fantastic advice

Amonge
Apr 09
Apr 09

Thanks beth