According to Philippine Statistics Authority, 1 in 10 Filipino women between the ages of 15 and 19 is already a mother or is pregnant with her first child. Although, some get emotional and monetary support by their parents and the father of the child, still, teenage pregnancy is something our society can’t accept as yet.
Realistically, I think we have heard our parents sound like a broken record by saying: “Mag-aral ka ng mabuti para umunlad ka.” (Study hard so you become successful).
However, there are things that happen that would test our faith in Him.
As luck would have it, this determined lady showed having a kid at an early age isn’t a hindrance at all. In fact, she considers “her” as heaven’s sent.
Everyone, our good vibes for today is brought to us by Emjhei Guerrero.
Credit to: Emjhei Guerrero
Ehmjei just recently graduated from Sienna College of Taytay.
On her inspiring Facebook post, she shared that she almost gave up and thought she wouldn’t be able to finish her school. “Akala ko hindi na ko makakapag aral o makakapagtapos nung araw na binigay ka sakin ni, Lord.”
She was in her 3rd year of college when she found out about the beautiful blessing, her daughter. She was scared, confused, and didn’t know what to do.
According to her story written in Filipino, there was a time she had to push herself to go to school despite her morning sickness and pregnancy-related issues.
“3rd year 2nd sem na nagenroll pa din ako kahit may anghel na ko, di ko alam kung anong mangyayari samin magina nun, na baka pag pumasok ako e matagtag ako pero go pa din pray lang.
Umabot na sa part na may morning sickness na ko, na masama pakiramdam ko pero pasok pa din.”
There was even a time that her schoolmates were already despising her by being pregnant.
Certainly, despite everything, she remained focused as she knew what she wanted to do: to graduate and make her parents proud.
Well, she made it!
“Ngayon, may trophy na ko may diploma pa ko. ❤???????? Di ko sinabi na okay lang maganak ng maaga basta magtapos. At hindi pa katapusan ng lahat pag nagkaanak.”
Credit to: Emjhei Guerrero’s Facebook Page
Here’s the full story of her wonderful and inspiring journey:
Akala ko hindi na ko makakapag aral
o makakapagtapos nung araw na binigay ka sakin ni Lord. 3rd year college ako nun, isang taon na lang gragraduate na pero bigla kang binigay sakin ni Lord, hindi ko alam gagawin ko ng mga panahong yun, ang nasa isip ko lang paano na, paano ko mag aaral, pano ko magagawa yung gusto ng parents ko para sakin.
Pero hindi, sinabi ko sa sarili ko na di pwede yun, 3rd year 2nd sem na nagenroll pa din ako kahit may anghel na ko, di ko alam kung anong mangyayari samin magina nun, na baka pag pumasok ako e matagtag ako pero go pa din pray lang.
Umabot na sa part na may morning sickness na ko, na masama pakiramdam ko pero pasok pa din, lumalaki na tiyan ko nun 7 months na, nanjan na yung mga studyante na ponagtitinginan na ko, pinagchichismisan, pero di ko sila pinansin, wala naman silang alam sa mga pinagdaanan ko hanggang sa May 24 nanganak ako, syempre
June pasukan nanaman 4thyr na, kahit kakapanganak ko lang kahit na may chance na pwede akong mabinat di ko pinansin go pa din para matupad ko yung pangarap ng parents ko.
At eto na yun, yung araw na pinalahihintay ko.
Hindi totoo na magiging hadlang o di ka na makakapag aral kung maaga ka man nagkaanak. Para sakin, lalo ko kailangan makapagtapos dahil may anak na ko. Dagdag inspirasyon kumbaga. umabot na sa point na gusto ko na maggive up sa hirap ng mga gawain sa school pero lagi kong sinasabi at tinatatak sa isip ko na PARA SA ANAK KO, at eto nakuha ko na nga.
Teen moms, wag isipin na hadlang si baby para makuha niyo yung dream niyo instead gawin niyo silang inspirasyon. Patunayan natin sa mga tao o sa mga parents natin na kaya pa din natin makapagtapos kahit na may na may baby na.
This one’s for you my baby girl! I love you so much. ❤
Thank you Lord!
Her journey is not to inspire teenagers or students to get pregnant neither is it okay to be pregnant at an early age. However, just like what Ehmjei said, make the situation your motivation to pursue further not an excuse to falter. (Go, girl!)
Dealing with teenage pregnancy is just one of the difficult stages a parent will encounter. If this happens, let’s not condemn our children should they commit early pregnancy. Rather, let us give them all the support they need. To your parents, thank you for being supportive.
Congratulations to you, Emjhei. Your parents and daughter are definitely proud of you.
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