Below is a story of a young woman in a crisis pregnancy and her decision to choose life for her twin babies. It tells of her determination to care for her infant daughters as she struggled to finish her education. Micaiah Bilger of Life News authored the report on Montoya Major’s journey.
Montoya Major’s perseverance is an inspiration to mothers everywhere. The 23-year-old single mom became pregnant not long after she started graduate school, according to the Today Show. Though her situation was extremely difficult – she was far away from family and studying for two different degrees, she chose life. Montoya Major’s perseverance is an inspiration to mothers everywhere.
Later this month, her hard work and perseverance will come to fruition when she graduates from Nova Southeastern University – with her two young daughters by her side, the report states.
Major said she moved from Alabama to Florida several years ago to attend graduate school. Five months into school, she discovered that she was pregnant.
“My initial thought, when I found out I was pregnant, was, ‘What am I going to do with a child?’” she told the news outlet. “I was living in Florida, away from all my family and friends. Having kids was never a thought of mine. I wanted to pursue my degree and establish a career. I knew that now, my entire thought process would have to be re-evaluated, and I needed to figure out what to do next.”
Her shock increased when she found out that she was carrying twins.
“I cried like there was no tomorrow. I didn’t know what I was going to do with one baby, and now two!” she remembered.
She did not mention if she considered an abortion, but Major soon embraced the challenge of becoming a single parent. She said she immediately began making plans for her daughters’ arrival.
But things became even more difficult when the university encouraged her to quit school.