Moments of Joy Podcast’s Camille Joy shared an amazing pro-life victory story on Instagram on Thursday, highlighting the beauty of choosing life, the strength of mothers, and what it means to have a village of support for single moms. As a teen mother, Joy had to overcome some remarkable challenges. She entered an abusive relationship where she stayed for five years, giving birth to three more babies by the time she was 21. When she finally broke free of the abuse, she went to culinary school and became a chef, eventually becoming the first African-American and the first woman to become an executive chef in her company. She faced more challenges as a single mother, but both she and her first baby boy have grown into successful individuals with strength, faith, joy, and determination.
“I had him when I was 16,” wrote Joy. “I chose not to abort my baby. Although I was scared and humiliated. Look at what God has done with his life!”
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I am so emotional this morning. My chest hurts because I’m so proud. Is that even possible lol. 😭❤️ Well guys Quinton is graduating Kolbe Cathedral High School today. He is not a father, He has no criminal record, He has 2 jobs, He is graduating with honors,and he is going to play basketball at Keene State with just about 75% of his tuition being paid for by scholarships. I had him when I was 16. I chose not to abort my baby. Although I was scared and humiliated. Look at what God has done with his life! I’m just going to be crying all day I am not holding back! He’s passed me and what I accomplished at his age. This feeling is so heavy. A good heavy. Thank you God. Shout out to Quintons village his dad ,My Husband(his stepdad), Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Mentors, Coaches. You all have helped the girl in that picture to raise an awesome young Man! . . . #mommy #faith #blackandeducated #jesus #podcasting #moms #choosejoy #inspiration #encouragement #motivation #parent #adoption #homeless #houston #instagood #childbirth #mother #motherhood #podcast #poscaster #melanin #christian #women #womenempowerment #singlemom #christianpodcast #millennial #Houston #texas #molestation
Her baby boy Quinton graduated from Kolbe Cathedral High School on Thursday with honors. Not only that, but he is headed to play basketball at Keene State and was awarded enough scholarship money to cover nearly 75 percent of his tuition costs. Needless to say, his mother is extremely proud of him.
“I am so emotional this morning,” she said. “My chest hurts because I’m so proud. Is that even possible lol. […] I’m just going to be crying all day I am not holding back! He’s passed me and what I accomplished at this age. This feeling is so heavy. A good heavy. Thank you God.”
She finished up her Instagram post, which featured a picture of her as a teen and her son as a baby, with a shoutout to those in Quinton’s “village” who helped her raise him so well. His father, her husband (his stepfather), his grandparents, aunts, uncles, mentors, and coaches all played a part in Quinton’s life and his successes.
“You all have helped the girl in that picture to raise an awesome young Man,” she wrote.
This story is a beautiful testimony of how wonderful life can be when people come together to help a teen mother in need rather than push her down and tell her she has no choice but to abort her baby.
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