I, Matia Brobst of small town Grygla, Minnesota started my life like every other teenage girl. Just started my freshmen year of high school in a new school, meeting new friends, joined the boys’ basketball cheerleading squad, volleyball, on the student council and was dealing with the typical hardships of growing up. My life was about to change dramatically. At the age of 14 I got pregnant! There was a whirlwind of events that would take place in my future to set pace for myself in the next few years of my life and becoming a single teen mother. I knew I was not going to take the easy way out and that was not an option to me (abortion). The father of my unborn child didn’t want anything to do with me nor his unborn child. I was looking at my future knowing I was going to be a single mother, in high school and was going to get through this to prove I could still accomplish my dreams as a teen parent. I graduated high school on the “B Honor Roll”, recently graduated college March of 2014 with a 4.0 throughout my college journey with many, many, many hardships and just celebrated my two-year wedding anniversary with my husband Clinton (not the biological father of my daughter). I am a mommy to two beautiful children and will be starting my own business as a childcare provider in my home the start of June! I am living proof that abortion is NOT the answer. If I can be a teen parent and accomplish my dreams on my own raising a child, anyone can! I am living proof that dreams can be chased as a teen parent and accomplished with dedication and determination!