Today my oldest son turns 15! I cannot believe how fast the years have gone by. I had him right out of high school and although he was not planned, he has been the greatest thing that could have ever happened to me. My life could have turned out very differently had it not been for him. His biological father was very abusive towards me and I stayed with him because I was young and stupid. I ended up getting pregnant and having a very hard pregnancy because of the abuse and stress that he put me through. It wasn’t until I gave birth and experiencing a love beyond compare that I knew I needed to provide my baby with the most loving environment possible, and that meant to leave the relationship and never look back. We went to court and I got full custody. He was able to see my son whenever he wanted, but never made the effort, which turned out to be for the best. Through the years my son has made me so proud in all that he does. He’s grown to be such a handsome and talented young man and I’m so excited to see what the future has in store for him.