My name is Deanna Armstrong and I am 19 years old.
I first came to W.I.N.G.S. when I was 16 years old and in grade 11 at the local high school. I had told my parents that I was pregnant and they kicked me out because they didn't believe in sex before marriage.
W.I.N.G.S. was my safe haven. My stay at W.I.N.G.S. was short-lived and after 2 weeks I was moving in with my boyfriend and officially dropping out of school. I remained in contact with Marion for the duration of my pregnancy and resumed school in Oshawa, where I now resided and hated.
On May 7th, 2012 I gave with to a beautiful baby boy named Nathan David Armstrong. He was as precious as ever and still is, even though he now has attitude.
After having Nathan I got so fed up with Oshawa that I finally moved back to Ajax. I was living a street away from W.I.N.G.S. I enrolled back up in school and then 3 short months later I found out I was pregnant! I again dropped out of school and stayed home with my boyfriend and son. August 9th, 2013 came around and I gave birth to another beautiful baby boy named Gaven Tucker Armstrong.
Two weeks to the day that Gaven was born I walked down the aisle in the W.I.N.G.S. backyard that Marion so amazingly transformed into a beautiful wedding ceremony for me and married my husband, Ryan.
In the following September I re-enrolled in school, except this time I was serious about it. On June 24th, 2014 I officially graduated high school. I had a tough decision to make, which university was I going to go to? I had gotten accepted into 8 different universities, one being on the other side of the country, but I chose to go to The University of Guelph where I am now attending as a full time student.
Marion has been my cheerleader all throughout my huge emotional journey. I have been reconnected with my parents for just less than a year now and I have been able to successfully reach my dream of going to university. It is a hard, hard road but Marion was the one who made it all possible. I owe so much to her!