Let me say this....I was raised in a very strict & religious home, (not that you'd see that by reading my stuff in Adult) ahem, but anyway on a more serious note...My parents were SO strict and always thumping away at that old saying "No sex before marriage" unfortunately, we are living in a different century now, and young people ARE doing it!! When I found out I was pregnant at the ripe old age of 21, (which in my family was unacceptable because of not being married) I just knew I could never tell anyone....I thought my parents & family would disown me - I was very wrong. At 5 months along, with no one knowing except me & my boyfriend (who had vanished 2 weeks after hearing the news) my father asked me one day, if there was something I needed to tell him. To make a long story short, although shocked and unable to speak for awhile, my family finally came around, realizing I was strong, and before too long, they too were excited, and helping in any way they could. Today my son is almost 5, and his "nana & cacaw" are his 2 best friends!! My folks love him now more than anyone - aside from me. I said all that to say this - don't give up hope, lean on your man while he's there, (be thankful he is) and have faith that your family will think it through and eventually "come around"...the first initial shock of the reality, is usually pretty tough on "strict" families at first...once they realize that they're not the first family this has happened to, they usually come around and see what a blessing it can be to have a new baby in the family - I pray they accept you with open arms soon, for it's them who's missing out ! In the meantime, be strong, and enjoy every minute of your pregnancy! You are a woman who possesses the gift of creating a new little face for us to enjoy....concentrate on the task at hand, and when things get tough, just think of that beautiful loving baby growing inside you, picture their tiny face, and remember that you're doing this for him/her...You're lucky to have a man by your side to help you through this....I pray he stays. My sincere congratulations to you, mom...e-mail me any time if you need to talk. You have a long road ahead of you, but a beautiful one.
I beckon you to come...I lure you with my tongue... - poet FemmeFatale