- A young mom has proven all her bashers wrong as she graduated high school despite all the things she experienced
- Being a mom of two at 17 years old was not easy for Joanna Reyes, yet she managed to succeed in life and finish high school
- Joanna shared her story on her Facebook account which garnered the support of her friends and strangers who can relate to her
"Ay ang landi"
"Hindi yan makaka graduate"
"Hala ang bata pa niya tapos dalawa na anak niya?"
"Pinabayaan siguro ng mga magulang niya yan"
"BATA BATA pa dalawa na anak tapos magka-iba pa ng tatay"
These were just some of the horrible things thrown to Joanna Marie Balase Reyes's face after she announced that she's going to be a mother while still in school. Now, all the nay sayers can eat their harsh words as Joanna proudly wears her graduation robe.
"Hindi porket nabuntis ng maaga, wala ng pangarap," Joanna started her story with a quote to boast. She opened up on her Facebook account, reminiscing all the trials and hardships she faced from all the bashing she received from the public.
At 17 years old, Joanna already has two children. She shared:
"13 yrs old nabuntis, 14 yrs old nanganak. 16 yrs old nabuntis, 17 yrs old nanganak," opening her post.
Joanna said that it was not an easy journey, in fact, it's the complete opposite of that. "Mga masasakit na narinig ko sa ibang taong makakasalubong at nakakakita sakin. "Oo masakit" pero hindi ako nagpa apekto sa sinabi nila dahil hindi nila alam ang buong kwento ng buhay ko," she said.
What she did was changed her perspective and how she saw things. "Imbis na magpaapekto ay ginawa kong positive mga sinasabi nila. Dahil hindi nakabawas sa pagiging tao ko ang mga sinasabi nila, hindi ko sila masisisi dahil may kanya-kanyang pag-iisip ang bawat isa."
Joanna said that while she may have missed to enjoy her youth, she learned lessons early, which made her a much stronger and responsible person.
"Hindi ko man naenjoy ang pagkadalaga ko atleast naging responsableng INA ako sa mga anak ko, ASAWA sa aking poging machong partner at ANAK sa mga magulang ko," she continued.
Despite the struggles she faced, she continued to put a brave face and stand up proudly. "NABUNTIS NANG MAAGA PERO PATULOY NA NAG-ARAL"
Now that she is graduating, she offers all her success to her family, and of course her babies.
"Mama, Papa para po sa inyo ang tagumpay na ito. Tinulungan niyo ako kung paano bumungon sa aking pagkadapa, Patuloy na sinuportahan sa lahat ng bagay. Isa kayo sa mga naging inspirasyon ko at dahil din sa inyo kaya patuloy akong lumalaban ," she added, "Prince, Zeus mga anak alam kong hindi ako naging perpektong mama sa inyo dahil marami akong pagkukulang sa inyo pero sana pag lumaki na kayo mabasa niyo to at hinding hindi ko kayo kinahiya at ikakahiya kahit kanino Salamat dahil dumating kayo sa buhay ko Mahal na mahal kayo ni mama "
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