I can't imagine having an 18 year old right now ( that is the age these girls' children will be when they are my age), but even more can't even imagine bringing home a newborn at the age of 16. It is hard enough at my age and think of all my resources. Before having Cole, I was married, settled in a house, saved a year's salary in preparation and then still knew it would be hard. I know a few girls that did have children in their teens and they raised great kids. I wonder what those nights where the baby would not stop crying or the bank account had a few pennies in it were like.
I was depressed the entire next day thinking about these two girls, because it is not just a show these two girls exist. Right now they are raising babies not much older than Cecily. I pray that they are finding joy in their experiences and can influence others not to be in their same situation.