17 -year old Christinna was never a big sports fan, but after moving to Huntsville, Alabama and dating Isiah, the star of the football team, she's gotten used to it. When her mom moved back to New York, Christinna stayed in Alabama planning to go...... Read Full Episode Summary »
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Christinna must sacrifice her education, family and dream career to raise baby Destiny.
Christinna opens up to SuChin Pak about her struggles with her family and her child's father, as well as her hopes for the future.
17 -year old Christinna was never a big sports fan, but after moving to Huntsville, Alabama and dating Isiah, the star of the football team, she's gotten used to it. When her mom moved back to New York, Christinna stayed in Alabama planning to go off to college with Isiah, but now everything has changed because Christinna is pregnant.
With the unexpected news of a baby on the way, Isiah turns down his college football scholarship and gets a job. His family isn't thrilled with his decision and blames Christinna for his decision to stay in Huntsville for their baby. Determined to be a family, Isiah and Christinna sneak off and get married without anyone's blessing. Isiah's grandmother, Kathy, is the most upset about the marriage and Isiah turning down his scholarship. She isn't convinced the baby is even his, causing a lot of tension between Christinna and Isiah's family. Christinna's plans for the future have changed also, but no one in Isiah's family seems concerned about her future.
Christinna's friends know she's frustrated with Isiah's family and they throw her a baby shower to cheer her up, but it doesn't work. With all of the problems at Isiah's house, Christinna wants to move out as soon as possible. They start apartment hunting and realize they can't afford much on Isiah's paycheck. When Christinna finds out that Isiah spent $300 on speakers for his car, she's angry with him. However, she really wants to work it through.
As Christinna's due date gets closer, Isiah finds them an apartment they can move into just in time. Christinna has painful contractions but it takes an entire day of labor before she's ready to push. After hours of no progress, Christinna has a C-Section and Destiny arrives. Isiah's family puts their frustrations aside and come to see Destiny. After some time at home with Destiny, Isiah has to go back to work, leaving Christinna at home with all the responsibility. With no money for daycare, Christinna is finding it hard to try to go back to school, so she decides to drop her college classes.
Isiah regrets giving up his football scholarship and wishes he could've found a way to make it all work. Isiah's family is still pushing Isiah to get a paternity test and fear that he threw his future away for a baby that might not be his. Kathy confronts Christinna about getting a paternity test and Christinna is devastated, as she knows that Destiny is Isiah's daughter.
Isiah realizes that he and Christinna need to work things out themselves without outside influence. They know their relationship can work as long as they both put the effort into it. Christinna understands Isiah's families concerns, but knows this situation is not all her fault. She is determined not to give up on her dreams and plans on figuring out a way to go back to college.