I believe it is so important that women (and men) have thorough information when faced with an unplanned pregnancy. They need Grace, Love and Truth, along with support if they decide to carry their child to term. I have been touched by several young moms who have decided to raise their babies, or place them for adoption into a loving home. I’ve also known several who are dealing with past hurts from abortion, and it breaks my heart.
That is why I have commited to raise $1000 for a ministry near and dear to my heart: Hope Pregnancy Resource Center (formerly Boone Crisis Pregnancy Center) Located in my home town, Boone, NC, HPRC gives just that: Hope. Hope for those that thought they’d be all alone if they kept their baby. And hope for those who need healing, with post-abortion counseling.
“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death.” Romans 8:1-2
If you can give even $1 toward grace and resources for young moms, click here to visit my fundraising site to make a donation. All funds will be used locally by HPRC. If you can’t make a donation right now, I would ask for your prayers! And if you feel led, you could add my fundraising page to Digg or Delicious!
If you want more insight on how I feel about the abortion issue, you can read this post at my blog, “She Chose Life.”
Today, I had to go to the local courthouse. Don’t get all excited, I did not get arrested, nor get a speeding ticket, thankfully. I just had to pick up some official documents. I stood in line, wondering if my children were being a little too loud, when I over heard the clerk talking to the trio in front of me. “And do you certify that you give consent to the bride, being 17….”
A middle aged mother
A teenage boy
A teenage girl, soon to be a teenage mother
She looked like she was about 6-7 months pregnant, and as she glanced at me, her face belied several emotions at once.
She looked at my energetic kids, and wondered if she could really do this.
She awkwardly stood next to her boyfriend, and wondered if getting married was the right thing.
She looked in my eyes, and wondered if she would receive judgment from this married 30-something mom with two happy girls.
I prayed that she would only see love in my eyes – God’s love for her.