Roll back the tapes of your life.Pause it at the scenes when you were 13-years-old and then 15. Probably,you were in your late Primary or early Junior Secondary class.What was on your mind then? Definately,not sex,pregnancy or becoming a Papa 'Bomboy' or Mama 'Bomgirl' at such tender age.You just couldn't imagine it happening.
Two British teens who ought to still be tucked right under their parent's Aprons, pulled a very crazy one just before Valentine's day, when 15-year -old Chantelle Stedman delivered a baby girl weighing 7lb 30z christened Maisie Roxanne.It was most shocking when a baby faced 13 year-old Alfie Patten, who had barely come out of nappies admitted to being the father.
Chantelle smartly summed up the whole drama in these words:'We know we made a mistake but I wouldn't change it now.We will be good,loving parents.I'll be a great mum and Alfie will be a great dad' Did I hear you chuckle?
I want to look at this from a more sober perspective,far from the raging controversy the incident generated:A couple gets legally married.Two..three..four...five...six.. years into marriage,no issue(s).There is tension in the home.Fervent prayers,fastings and night vigils embarked upon seems unanswered.At the begining of every ovulatory period,hopes are raised only to be dashed with menstral flows.Ageing encroaches very fast.But, here you have two teenegers who barely knew the implications of that one act of unprotected sexual bliss, becoming the proud owners of a baby.Same baby that so many married couples have done everything humanely possible to have.You just never know with the ways of God.
The one lesson I think we should re-learn from this British kiddie's drama is that 'anything is possible'.Keep the faith...