What Do You Mean I’m Pregnant?!
I stared down at two pink lines that changed everything about who I was. How could I already be pregnant? My husband and I had been married only a short month and a half, we had just graduated college, and neither one of us had a solid income yet. We were just barely making it with only two of us. Not to mention, we had planned to take a few years to enjoy being newly married before starting a family! Over the course of the next 9 months we wrestled with many thoughts and emotions about the pregnancy, not all of which were positive. During that time, I understood for the first time in my life why someone might seriously consider having an abortion. On May 27th, 2012, we welcomed our son Josiah Philip Holdaway. As I grew into motherhood, I thought back on how much I struggled during my pregnancy and how happy I was now to have my son. I began to feel compassion and sorrow for the women who also struggle with the news of unexpected pregnancy and choose to have abortions. What joy these women miss! So I began to look for a way to help those women process their emotions about unexpected pregnancy. My hope was to help them realize that what seems like a disaster now, will be a blessing in the future! I found the Pregnancy Care Center of Ogden, a Christian life-affirming ministry that helps women in unexpected pregnancies find alternatives to abortion. Now I give several hours a week and part of our finances toward helping those women discover hope for themselves and their unborn children! Visit www.ogdenpcc.org to learn more!
Review from #MyGivingStory
We have given to and volunteered with The Pregnancy Care Center of Ogden for over 12 years. Why? The Pregnancy Care Center helps us put feet to our desire to care for: women, men, children, and babies in our local community. We have observed well trained staff and volunteers in their efforts to reach out to our community and have seen: professionalism, organization, graciousness, generosity, and self-sacrifice. If you are not already supporting the PCC of Ogden, we encourage you to visit and consider how your time, talent, and treasure might help further the goals of the PCC.
What a safe place for couples to go when they have to make decisions about an unintended pregnancy. This organization stands firmly for the rights of the unborn child in ways that are beyond the natural in this world but at the same time they provide very tangible resources for those who are going through or have previously had an unintended pregnancy. Our donations to this organization are a great way for us to provide assistance to the many nameless babies who need advocates in the natural and to partner along with the PCC as they rely on the Great Advocate. They are open about their finances and we are always pleased with their expedient response to our donations and their willingness to keep us informed on what is going on at the Center.