'16 and Pregnant' Recap: Kristina Is Lucky in Many Ways

Kristina's episode of 16 and Pregnant was easily the saddest yet, and given I cry every episode, that is saying quite a lot, indeed. Kristina is only 16, but she is dealing with horrible grief, guilt, trauma, and things people three times her age can't understand.

As sad as it is to be pregnant and only 16, it's even worse to be doing so while simultaneously grieving an enormous loss. Kristina lost her fiance and almost died herself and the trauma of that is still fresh. My heart just broke throughout this episode for her.

But it wasn't all bad for Kristina.

She is surrounded by what appears to be a very loving and supportive family. Though her mother is a little overwrought and difficult to be around, the fact is, she means well. She wants her daughter to be happy and she wants her to feel loved.

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Then there are Dotty and Daniel, her aunt and uncle. Daniel is also the older brother of Todd. To be sure, their grief is palpable. One of the saddest moments was Todd's mom crying to Kristina.

But it wasn't all bad. Even though the family was all deep in grief and pain, they are supportive. And Kristina, for her age, seems more mature and loving than many new moms and certainly than the many new moms on this show.

It may not seem like it now, but Kristina's story will likely only get happier and happier. Meanwhile her son will be a living reminder every day of the person she lost. If she can't have her fiance, having his baby here is probably a huge blessing.

I wanted to reach through the TV and hug her, but it seems like Kristina has no shortage of love.

Did this finale make you cry?

 

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