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!
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