She was just seventeen. She had a hard start to life with an absent father and a mother struggling to keep food on the table. However, in the midst of it all, Kayla decides at a young age she will make something out of her life. Maybe she’d be a computer programmer. She is fascinated with computer design, and math is her favorite subject. Then again, her mom thinks she would make a great doctor. A slight smile caresses her mouth as she thinks about her dear mother. Whatever she decides to be, she is determined to make her mom proud.
However, life took a turn when she met Jake. Jake was like no other boy she had ever met before – at least so she thought. His gentle ways and sense of humor won her over. They dreamed big about their future. Jake wanted to be a mechanical engineer and she settled on the computer-programming plan. Soon the hot summer nights turned to the crisp chill of fall. As the beauty of amber leaves died and fell to the ground, Kayla awoke one morning to a wave of nausea. One week later, her worst suspicions were confirmed. She was expecting Jake’s child. In one way she was worried about her mother’s reaction, but knew with Jake by her side they would get through it. She also wondered how this may influence her and Jake’s future career plans, but they would work something out she was sure.However, life took a turn when she met Jake. Jake was like no other boy she had ever met before – at least so she thought.
She wore her best dress for the occasion. Her mom was working late and Kayla had invited Jake over for a homemade meal. All his favorites – baked steak, seasoned potatoes, steamed broccoli, and bread with honey butter. She could not remember Jake ever looking more handsome. Jake was impressed with the food, wondering why she had gone to these lengths to prepare such a meal. Kayla gave him a sweet smile and held her secret in a bit longer. When the meal was over, she brought out a tiny cake. Filled with anticipation, she set the cake in front of him. It had a decorated baby bottle on it with the words “Congratulations.” Jake looked down at the cake while Kayla waited for him to embrace her lovingly in his arms. It seemed like forever as she watched his puzzled expression turn to discomfort and awkwardness.
“Jake?” she finally spoke up. “I’m . . . We’re . . .” The look on his face stopped her cold. He held up his hand.
“I’m sorry, Kayla. I just can’t.” He pushed back the chair and stood up. Shock engulfed her.
“Can’t!” What did he mean? Anxiety took hold of her body and she shivered uncontrollably.
“I am so sorry, Kayla, but I never intended on having a child this young. I have many plans for the future. My family is paying for my education, you know. They would never accept such a situation.” Jake’s voice broke off. “I really need to go now so you can think about what to do. I can help with the money for – – you know – – to help terminate this problem.”“I’m sorry, Kayla. I just can’t.” He pushed back the chair and stood up.
Tears streamed freely down Kayla’s face as Jake closed the door. It seemed there would be no end to the heartache. How could she have been so wrong about Jake? She thought their love was impenetrable. Now she was left with the crushing burden of which way to turn. Feeling alone, she began researching her options.
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