Madeleine’s family is not like many others! Her mother and father were both teenagers when she was born and they faced extra adversity due to their young ages.
Despite the cards being stacked against them, the family prospered and nothing shows how far they’ve come more than a picture she recently posted online…
Madeleine shared a touching photo from her high school graduation with the Love What Matters Facebook page and explained why it meant so much to her family!
“We made it TOGETHER. My mom was 15 while pregnant with me, she had me at 16. My dad was 17. The original picture is from June, 2000.
My parents were judged a lot during this time but stayed strong together.
They both lived with their parents but were raising me together. They were determined to make it and provide me with a future. My dad worked full time in construction and my mom was still playing soccer.
Today, they have a strong, loving marriage. They purchased a beautiful home. My mom is a stay-at-home mom and my dad has a great career as a longshoreman. I have two little sisters that are following in my footsteps.”
“The original photo has always been an inspiration to me. I wanted to recreate this photo since the beginning of my senior year but especially after I accepted my offer to college.
I also wanted it to be a reflection to show them how far we’ve come together as a family. My parents have always been my motivation to be successful in high school and now strive to do well in college.
I couldn’t ask for a more loving, supportive family than the one God gave me. Yeah that’s right, we made it TOGETHER.”
Even though most people doubted Madeleine’s parents, they encouraged their daughter all through her schooling. Now the beautiful teen is headed off to college this fall to continue her studies!
Without the love and support of her parents, Madeleine’s future wouldn’t be nearly as bright!
Madeleine’s parents were her inspiration and now she’s working to be her the inspiration for her sisters! Their family dynamic is truly incredible.