I don't think much of Sara Palin. I still laugh at her running around the country promoting abstinence-only to teens, and she was unable to persuade her own daughter to abstain. I don't believe any parent wants their teenagers involved in any sexual activities, but lets get real it's more likely than not they will engage. So, why not have the talk and ensure they are protected if it should happen.
I do commend her as parent for standing by her daughter, and ensuring that her daughter didn't become a target by the media while she was on the campaign trail. I also commend her for seeing Levi Johnston for the creep that he really is. I can only imagine her grief as a parent when they announced their second engagement. Unfortunately, as a parent you have to step aside at some point and let your children make their own decisions including mistakes. You just hope that they don't make too many mistakes or mistakes that they can't recover from in the process.
I remember my daughter dating a young man through high school that I did not like. You don't know how many times I prayed that she did not end up pregnant. My prayers were answered, she finally realized that he was not good for her when she went away to college and moved on. It was literally a mother's nightmare.
It's hard to sit back and watch your child be hurt by someone that they love, and there's nothing that you can do. Hell it's hard for adults to be hurt in their relationships by someone they love. When it comes to your child, it creates an even deeper wound. Being a mother is such a unique experience. You want to protect your children forever. I can truly say that giving birth and raising my daughter has been my most rewarding experience. There isn't much that I would change if I had to rewind the past 30 years with her. I can't say that I did everything right along my journey, but I tried.
I felt so sorry when Bristol Palin said, "She Got Played". It's tough when you want to believe in someone, but they don't believe in themselves so you can't. Rumor has it Levi confessed to possibly having another baby's momma. Baby's momma is saying he ain't the baby's daddy. It seems Levi confessed to the possibility after they made the announcement that they were re-engaged. He just couldn't be honest upfront so she could make an intelligent decision before announcing to the world they were a couple again. At that point, she saw him for the man that he really is and the man Sara Palin told her that he was, and called off the engagement. I say, good for her. She certainly can raise Tripp as a single mother. I did, and I was around her age when I become a mother. I'll save that experience for another post. Stay tuned.
The sooner she lets go, the sooner she can move on. I'm sure her parents will continue to stand by her and support her and the baby in every manner possible. She will look back one day, and ask herself what she saw in that idiot and realize that she made the right decision by moving on.
I would like to wish Bristol and Tripp all the best!