Every Thursday this month, we are going to share the story of a mom who is changing the world. Because, together, we moms change the world on a daily basis with every meal, every hug, and every good night kiss.
In big ways and little ones, mothers shape the world. Over the next few weeks, we will honor the stories of ordinary moms who are doing extraordinary things. We are inspired by their stories, and we think you will be too.
When Angela Klocke was thirteen, she met a guy. He was older,and Angela thought she was in love.
“I grew up in an abusive home and I’d had enough,” Angela says.”At that time we had no electricity or running water. I used a bucket for a toilet.”At 13, she thought this guy would rescue her; she sees now how desperate she was for an escape.
So when she discovered she was pregnant at 14, she thought everything would be okay. Angela always knew she wanted to be a mom.Her mom kicked her out of the house, so she moved in with her boyfriend, and they were married a few months later.
A week before her fifteenth birthday, Angela Klocke gave birth to a baby boy.
*Photo credit to Nic Champlin
You can read more about Angela’s story, and how she is walking 1,000 miles to raise awareness for domestic violence this year, at scarsandtiaras.com.
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