This is the true story of Nick Cannon’s mom’s decision to NOT abort when she was 17 and pregnant with her now super-star son. You never know who your child is destined to be… they have a right to LIVE and it is our responsibility to give it to them:
Well, I was 17 and standing in WIC food lines. But then I was 21 and standing on a college stage receiving my degree despite dropping out of high school. Yes, I was 25 giving birth to my fifth child. But then I was 28 celebrating my 10th wedding anniversary with Barry after he DID stick with me for the long haul and give us all a great life. You never know what your future holds. I’m just glad my future won’t be full of sorrow, wondering what our oldest child would have looked like – whose eyes she would have, if she would have my voice, what her interests would have been, if she would have been a boy or a girl. I never have to look back with regrets. Funny, everyone back then said I would look forward with regrets.
When you’re carrying a child, it isn’t just a ball of cells. It’s a part of you, and like this song says, that child will always be a part of you whether you choose to give it life or not. Don’t listen to the world around you. Listen to the life inside you. I will never regret giving my children life and God has blessed us for realizing that we didn’t do things they way HE would have liked for us to do them, but we were faithful to Him in taking responsibility for the way we did things, and for struggling through the consequences, trusting God to make the next day better than the last… and He always has.
Sometimes I think back to all the people who talked about me instead of encouraging me, who said Barry and I would never make it together *and here we are after 14 years of being together and 10 years of marriage, stronger and happier and doing better than ever* … and I just want to go back and say, “LOOK AT ME NOW!” ;) A child is never the end of your life. They are the beginning. The only time having a kid can ruin your life is when you give up on living because you had them. I am who I am today because of my kids and I am so grateful to God for blessing us with each and every one of them! They’ve taught us and enriched our lives more than we could ever put into words, and my prayer is that over the years we are able to return the favor.
Life goes full circle.