Ten years later, I had closure with the boyfriend. We met and closed the matter between us, although I had difficulty in forgiving him, as well as myself.

The years have been and gone. First there was college, then university, and then marriage. During that time not a day has gone by in which I don’t remember what happened all those years ago, and how it has affected me.

I never knew if I would ever become a mother – I never allowed myself to think that I had the right, after what I had done. Fortunately God had different plans for me. I now have three lovely boys and a wonderful husband.

If only I could go back I would, and change the decision I made when I was just seventeen.