Kailyn Lowry has been missing something very important in her life recently, but she finally got it back when she was reunited with her 4-year-old son Isaac after a six-week separation. Yup, Isaac was away from his mama for an entire month and a half, and homegirl couldn't have been happier to have him back.
The Teen Mom 2 star posted this mother-son selfie on Instagram, along with a heartbreaking confession and warning about the potential long-term consequences of teen sex.
After 6 long weeks of FaceTiming nearly every day I finally got my baby back! Nobody ever warned me of the struggles I would face when I decided to have sex, let alone become pregnant. Sharing time between parents cannot be easy for a child and I know first hand how hard it is on myself and my family. All I can hope now is that other young couples (& hopefully my own kids) will learn from my decisions by doing better for themselves.
Aggh! Break our hearts already! It's obvious Kail loves Isaac very much, and wouldn't rather be without him, but even in the best co-parenting situations, it's rough.
Kailyn has overcome some pretty tough struggles in her life -- abusive relationships, an abortion, a mom with addiction issues, an absent dad, teen pregnancy -- but this is a good reminder that just because you get your life together doesn't mean your past won't haunt you in very real ways. Kail has such a gorgeous family now with husband Javi Maroquin, baby Lincoln, and of course Isaac, but she will always have to share Isaac with his dad Jo Rivera.
Isaac is a very blessed little boy to have two parents who love him very much, and he certainly wouldn't be better off if Kail and Jo were still together, but that doesn't take away from the suck factor of not having your mom and dad be together.
After everything she's been through, it's awesome that Kail can recognize her past mistakes, and share what it's like to live with the consequences. Yes, she has a beautiful little boy, but she also has to give him up for weeks at a time so he can spend time with his dad too.
Do you think teen girls might think twice about having unprotected sex after reading Kailyn's post?
Image via Kailyn Lowry/Instagram