A few weeks ago MTV finally confirmed the cast of Teen Mom 3, which includes all-American Mackenzie Douthit from Oklahoma, Brianna DeJesus and her charismatic family from Florida, outside-voiced Alex Sekella from Pennsylvania, and the nerdy, wordy and mighty perty Katie Yeager of Wyoming. Since being officially announced, the girls are now able to speak openly about being on the show, and that’s exactly what Katie did earlier today when she took to Facebook to address a comment by a “fan” who suggested Katie’s daughter Molli would watch the show and perceive it as a documentary on how she ruined her mother’s life.
I have never once said my daughter has ruined my life or that my life is terrible. There is a big difference between complaining and struggling. I think the show is honest and doesn’t sugar coat situations. Being a part of it has given me an opportunity to be able to show my daughter that her dad and I have struggled and made sacrifices for her simply because we have unconditional love for her. She may have not been planned but she isn’t a mistake. God had a plan for her and god never makes mistakes and I will never say that she has ruined my life and it is extremely cruel for you to say that she has. She has given my life purpose! She has given me something to fight for! And I’ll be damn sure she knows that. And her being able to see that documented will more than likely prevent her from making the same choices I have. So I am proud of myself for growing such a thick skin and being brave enough to share my life with such a judgmental and rude world.
Now that is how you write a heartfelt and eloquent response. Don’t worry Katie, when Molli sees things like this she will be sneaking out to the tattoo parlor for a big “MY MOM KICKS ASS! And so will I if you say otherwise!” tattoo — which will of course infuriate you. (Ahhhhh… parenting.)
I don’t know what it is, but there’s something about Katie Yeager that makes me want to share songs. Her words above immediately brought a couple to mind. The first is an old, old, old (from back when he had short hair) Willie Nelson cover of Harry Nilsson’s “Everybody’s Talkin'”
Next up is perhaps the greatest hopeful frustration anthem ever written by the greatest frustrated but hopeful performer of all time, Bruce Springsteen. It’s called “Badlands,” which seems appropriate since it’s inspired by an area in North Dakota, which might as well be Wyoming. #wyoproblems
NOTE – FIST PUMPING REQUIRED
For the ones who had a notion, a notion deep inside
That it ain’t no sin to be glad you’re alive.
I wanna find one face that ain’t looking through me
I wanna find one place, I wanna spit in the face of these
Badlands, you gotta live it every day
Let the broken hearts stand
As the price you’ve gotta pay
We’ll keep pushin’ till it’s understood
And these badlands start treating us good
Sorry if I got a little off track there. MTV still hasn’t announced when Teen Mom 3 will premiere, but until then you can keep up with Katie on Twitter!