My young friend Simone is having a baby tonight. She is only 17 & living in a foster home. 12 yrs ago I use to hold her, & her sisters Krissy & Ieshaa in my lap at church. They have grown up so fast. We lost Simone a couple of yrs ago when she set the house she was living in on fire while squeezing lighter fluid into a charcole pit. They took her away from that foster family & put her in another one & we werent allowed to communicate.
Tonight Krissy (who is now 15) called to say Simone's water broke & she has gone to the hospital. Then she hooked me up to 3way calling & poor Simone had been sitting in a chair having contractions for 2 hrs in the emergency room while waiting for a bed. She intends to name the baby Leila... after the boxer Leila Ali. Sounds good to me. I fear she'll be an abusive mother, she's still so immature. Baby's raising babies. It's so sad, so bad. What a shame. Simone was a beautiful child. A needy little dramatic child, pitching fits, desperately wanting her mother, who couldnt care less. God I hope she doesnt become a mother like that. I hope she makes it thru the birth of this new little being. I Pray baby Leila makes it thru her childhood. God bless them both.