Jennifer was a “good girl”—so how did she end up pregnant at seventeen? By the time the baby was born, her boyfriend had moved away; he said they could keep their long distance relationship strong, but they didn’t. They broke up, and Jennifer was left alone with a new baby and parents who looked at her differently. She was no longer their little girl; she was now a little mom. Having always wanted to go to college, Jennifer was disturbed by the lack of good educational programs for young mothers. She struggled, not only with her education, but with the way society—and friends—looked at her and her baby. Life was forever changed, and she felt very alone … until she remembered there was someone who would always love and support her, no matter the situation. Moving Forward is the true story of Jennifer Thomas—teenage mother, college graduate, wife, and follower of Christ. As soon as Jennifer turned her face to the Lord, she found hope. Her path rarely went in the direction she had planned, but God always has the best intentions for His children. A personal retelling of a painful path, Moving Forward will move you and make you believe in a limitless Savior.
Jennifer Thomas had her first baby at the age of seventeen. An advocate of education, she has four associate’s degrees and a bachelor’s degree in early childhood development; she now works at a high school in California, teaching parenting classes to teen moms. She lives with her husband and their three children in Lompoc, California.