Looking for love landed me in trouble
Life as I knew would soon burst like a bubble.
I was already 5 months along before my mother found out.
"It's too late for an abortion", she said with a shout.
Being just seventeen, I understood she was upset.
I didn't plan on this happening but I had no regret.
I thought she'll change her mind once the baby was born.
I see now I should have took her first reaction as a forewarn.
After a very long, hard labor my precious son entered the world.
The strongest love of all, a blessing...... my mind whirled.
My mother came to see us and uttered words from hell.
The worst being: "Look at the misery you have there now!"....my heart fell.
I was shocked, hurt and angry....my emotions were running wild.
I would protect my son and therefore would not let her touch my child.
I would spend the days and some nights at my boyfriends house, just to stay away.
After weeks of going back and forth my mother-in-law took pity and decided to let me
I was gone for three days when my mother called me with another verbal slaughter.
She stated: "I no longer have a grandson and you are no longer my daughter.
Those words were unexpected, I was so numbed, that all I could whisper was "OK".
A mother is supposed to love unconditionally, how unthinkable that it could turn out
For Carol Brown's 'Let Down' contest.