Every family is unique and certainly, there are not many families in America like Madeleine’s family! Her parents were only teenagers when she was born, young and unprepared for family life they still refused to give up on their baby girl and each other!
With all odds against them, Madeleine’s family managed to rise above it all. She posted this picture online when graduating high school and it truly shows their perseverance!
Madeleine shared her family’s amazing story with the Love What Matters Facebook page.
“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.”
Madeleine’s family has overcome so many obstacles, laughing in the face of life’s challenges. This picture is the perfect representation of Madeleine’s wonderful childhood and her supportive family.
Life has its ups and downs, but Madeleine is lucky, she knows her parents will always be by her side, no matter what! This picture shows how happy and proud they are of their little girl graduating high school! They’re also very proud that she’s off to college and bettering herself.
We wish Madeleine and her family all the best!