I know that in general it’s best for teenagers not to get pregnant. Their lives and the lives of their children are dramatically, and often negatively, effected by the young parental age. I know (and have done research and written about) the serious and wide-ranging negative physical, emotional, social, and psychological issues associated with teenage parents.

Nevertheless, when I look at the faces of the parents-to-be in this picture, I can only smile and wish them all the best in the world. The excitement and happiness that shine out from this young couple is astounding. Take a really close look at their faces – and remember that even if it was different for you, lots of teenagers are responsible, good people who will be just fine as parents.