Teen Mom Expresses Pride after Son Graduates with Plenty of Awards and Honors


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MANILA, Philippines – In Philippine society, being a teen mom gets you labeled with many hurtful labels and you get judged for the mistake, something that you just have to carry for the rest of your life.

But one teen mom recently went viral for expressing pride on her son who graduated with plenty of awards and honors. Yes, society might think that he is one of her ‘biggest mistakes’ but she sure sees him as one of her best blessings!

Teen Mom Expresses Pride after Son Graduates with Plenty of Awards and Honors
Photo credit: Facebook / Lhen Rustria

Lhen Rustria was just 16 years old when she got pregnant. A graduating student, it was a huge blow to her, especially because she had to quit school as the pregnancy was delicate. She knew her parents were disappointed in her – and a lot of people expressed their unsolicited advice and opinion regarding her pregnancy.

Just like many other teen moms, she was called names. Many predicted that she won’t have a good future. There might even be some who believed she should terminate the pregnancy to get on with her life, considering she’s a smart young student.

But Lhen paid them no heed. She listened to everything but did not let them affect her life. After all, these people were not the ones feeding her and her would-be child. Who are they to judge her life?

After she gave birth to her son, she went back to school and completed her high school education. Because life is not easy, especially now that she has a kid, she had to find a job to support herself and her son but she was happy with her life.

Then, she met a guy with whom she had another kid. This time, though, she felt that he was going to be ‘The One.’

Recently, at her son’s graduation day, she shared her pride that this kid is her own. She was happy that she made the right choice in keeping him and that she was very proud as he took the stage to accept his many awards and honors.

She feels truly blessed with her son, her family now, and the choices she had made in the past. While her choices might be seen as ‘wrong’ and ‘bad’ by society, these were the ones that made her truly happy now. At the end of the day, that’s all that really matters!

— Danielle Ramos, The Summit Express


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