My First Son
I remember it just like it was yesterday. We were riding back to my house, and my girlfriend Thi told me she was pregnant. At that point in time, so many questions ran through my head; I didn’t know what to think or do. I didn’t know how I was supposed to support a kid or even know how to take care of one. In “Groupie Love” Will Demps a star football player for the New York Giants is reminded how weak his flesh is when it comes to groupies. Groupies are pretty girls who wait in lines with thier breast spilling hoping for a chance to strike a conversation with Demps not for his personality or charm but for Demps has his share of fun with these type of beautiful girls who he flies across the world for his games. He wines and dines some of these groupies at the finest restaurants, knowing he can share his bed with all of them. Demps realizes this is wrong and gets upset that he has given up to temptation “in my heart I know God wants better for me.”(150)After hearing the news about a baby, I thought about an abortion but just like Will Demps, in my heart God would have wanted better for me. So I looked at her and said, “What do you want to do”? She told me that she wanted to keep the baby and that no matter what, she was not getting an abortion. I recall the words of El Saslow in his essay “A New Gameplan.” In, this he wrote about a boy by the name of Drew Hixon, A football player for Tennessee Tech who was injured during game play. After being sent to the hospital for having a brain injury, Drew’s family was heart broken but “confident that faith could lead them through crisis.”(249)Not sure on how I was going to take care of a kid while going to school and playing football all at the same time was a huge crisis. I knew that my girlfriend Thi needed me and so would my child. All I had was my faith in
God and my confidence in myself.
The day we went to the doctors we were both excited to ascertain whether it was a boy or girl. I was hoping for a...