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Every Tuesday night you will find me sitting on my couch watching NBC's Parenthood. Every since my cousin
This year's story line has focused on the realization and treatment of Christina's breast cancer. Last week, the opening scenes were of her losing her first strands of hair and then shaving it in her bathroom. TEARS PEOPLE! There isn't an episode of this entire show that doesn't make me just bawl. And laugh. Mostly, I just love this family because they are so incredibly real and relate able It makes me wish I was FROM a big family or HAD a big family. Something about their dysfunction just works.
Whihc brings us to last night's episode. Among the several stories going on, the one that hit me this week was Amy and Drew's, the two teenagers in their senior year of high school. They date, they break up and are currently dating again. Last night, she tells him some life-changing news. She's pregnant.
Every scene when he's standing by her and wanting to do the right thing, just ripped through me. I've been that girl. I've sat in the offices and heard my options.
You feel alone. Helpless. And like Amy says.. that your life is over.
Amy made the decision to abort the pregnancy although Drew is telling her he will stand by her. He loves her. The last scene when he shows up at his mother's door in tears and devastated over Amy's choice, I was a mess.
As a former pregnant teenager turned teen mom, it was so hard to watch. The show brought back flashbacks to the summer I told our families that our lives were changing forever.
I just wanted to hug both of those kids and tell them that it's a life-changing event, but not life-ending. It's no better or worse, just different. I wanted to tell them that sometimes the moments that seem the bleakest can turn into the brightest.
I knew from the previews that this would be a difficult episode. I just didn't realize how difficult it would be.