Brittni’s Story

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Christian Post: Rediscovering My Worth: How a Local Pregnancy Center Saved Me and My Son

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Leading up to my pregnancy, I lacked confidence and a sense of my own worth. My son’s little blurb on the ultrasound screen left me terrified for the future, and anxious about what God had in store for my baby and me. When I was about 8 weeks pregnant, my church group connected me with Heather, the founder of a local pregnancy care center called Reliance, and the local Embrace Grace Leader. I started going to Embrace Grace, where Heather stepped up to mentor me.

I found solace in her calm and selfless advice. I never felt like an inconvenience or just another patient — though Heather was busy running the center, she always made time for me and appreciated who I was as a person. Rather than shaming me for my life choices, she helped me to see that though every human being makes mistakes, the most important thing is to learn from them. She didn’t coddle me or encourage me to wallow in self-pity and seek an easy way out.

My life felt worthy and beautiful again, and I was hopeful and excited about the many things God had in store for my son and me. I realized that I was strong enough to shoulder the task of being a mom and that the women at the local pregnancy center would be there to support me every step of the way.

And they were.

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